- Posted October 4, 2012 by
San Francisco, California
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U.S Navy Hovercraft lands on beach in San Francisco
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
As part of the Fleet Week exercises, a US Navy hovercraft landed on a beach in San Francisco. The beach known as Ocean Beach usually has children, adults or tourists playing in the sand or running from the waves, dogs running around, or surfers trying to catch waves.
The hovercraft is attached to the USS Makin Island. Since I am a Navy veteran I was excited to see the US Navy land on a beach where I usually walk and think.
Update: The US Navy hovercraft landing on Ocean beach in San Francisco was part of a "broader exercise" or "practice exercise that brought civilian emergency agencies together with military units to test their ability to communicate with each other electronically and face to face."
The drill at Ocean Beach was part of a broader exercise that included two sites on the east side of San Francisco, one of them another communications site and the other oriented toward practicing the inter-agency coordination that might be needed to reopen major roads and other transportation routes to bring in food, medical supplies and other needs following a disaster.