PHOTEX: USS Boxer (LHD-4) fires Sea Sparrow (RIM-7P) missile

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2013) A Sea Sparrow (RIM-7P) missile is launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a missile firing exercise. Boxer is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a scenario-driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group through a series of live training events. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O’Connor (Released) 130718-N-JP249-023

PHOTEX: USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) conducts UNREP with USS Boxer (LHD-4)

130715-N-JP249-023 PACIFC OCEAN (July 15, 2013) Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) conducts a replenishment at sea with the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a scenario-driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group through a series of live training events. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O’Connor/Released)