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  • An MH-53E Super Stallion helicopter attached to the Greyhawks of Marine Medium-lift Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) departs the French amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude (L9015). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr. (Released)  150705-N-MD297-149
  • Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Eric Tims signals a vehicle out of the well-deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza (Released)  150707-N-FV739-041
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Jeremy Harvey makes an entry in the aircraft move log in flight deck control aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley J. Gee (Released)  150707-N-IC565-026
  • Aviation Ordanceman 3rd Class Sonia Jensen mans a .50-caliber machine gun during a general quarters drill aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is  deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.  U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bradley J. Gee (Released)  150701-N-IC565-049
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 lifts pallets of supplies from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during a vertical replenishment with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr. (Released)  150614-N-MD297-021
  • Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Satyankit Upadhyayula tests emergency steering in the aft main machinery room of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean P. Gallagher (Released)  150617-N-FB203-020
  • Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) fast rope from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 onto the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza (Released)  150616-N-FV739-121
  • Sailors practice installing each other's C-2 canister filters on the MCU-2P gas mask during a chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) drill in the gym aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher B. Janik (Released)  150617-N-YK910-054

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