These 17 photos show how the US military trains for amphibious warfare

The seas are considered cruel mistresses, and it behooves one to either stay clear or be prepared to face its unpredictable wrath.

Considering that the surface of the planet consists of 71% water, it's probably in the US military's best interest to be prepared to perform both in land and sea.

Here are 17 pictures that show how they train for amphibious warfare:

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