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The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is fired from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Dawn Blitz 2017 over the Pacific Ocean.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2017) Marines assigned to Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, launch a rocket from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 22, 2017. Dawn Blitz allows the amphibious force to integrate the F-35B Lightning II and HIMARS into the exercise to validate a capability with platforms not traditionally used at the Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Expeditionary Strike Group or Marine Expeditionary Unit/Amphibious Ready Group levels. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Logan Block)

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