Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua R. Baker, son of Laurie and Paul Baker of Genoa, and fellow Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB 133) are conducting qualifications in preparation for Bold Alligator 2012 the nation's largest joint/multinational amphibious assault exercise in the past 10 years.
Bold Alligator 2012, the East Coast's largest joint and multinational amphibious assault exercise. U.S. units involved are the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command among other ships and units. Forces from eight other countries are taking part.
Baker, a 2002 graduate of Genoa Area High School, joined the Navy in December 2002.