171027-N-PE825-0317 ATLANTIC, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2017) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 spread concrete during a rapid airfield damage repair exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field (MCOLF) Atlantic during Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17). Improving Navy-Marine Corps amphibious core competencies along with coalition, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Allied and partner nations is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces. BA17 will take place Oct. 18 - 30, 2017, ashore along the eastern seaboard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Collin Turner/Released