Peruvian marines
Marines with the Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South speak about the light-weight water purification system to Peruvian Marines at a static display during a tour aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in Peru, 1 September, 2014.

The tour consisted of multiple displays showcasing the capabilities the Marines and Sailors bring to the ship.

During the ship’s port visit, the Marines and Sailors also participated in a key leader engagement with Peruvian diplomats and military officials, as well as an evening reception held in the ship’s hangar bay.

SPMAGTF-South is currently embarked aboard America in support of her maiden transit, ‘America Visits the Americas.’

Photo: US Marine Corps, courtesy of Cpl Donald Holbert / Released.