The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: An Egyptian Marine waits to leave the Navy LCU (Landing Craft Utility) and jump into the smaller assault boat to start the high-speed part of the simulated beach assault. Marines and Navy personnel from numerous nations are active participants in both the sea and the beaches of Egypt during this year's BRIGHT STAR 01-02 exercise. BRIGHT STAR is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that is designed to enhance regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among the US, our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the armed forces to deter aggressors and, if necessary, fight and win side-by-side with our allies and regional partners. Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR 01-02 Base: Mubarak Military City Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SRA D. Myles Cullen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public.