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  • An AV-8B Harrier, from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, is conducting precision air strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rawad Madanat (Released)  160829-N-JW440-048
  • Marines with Task Force Los Angeles prepare to board the USS America (LHA 6) at Naval Base San Diego, Calif. The ship will carry Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to Los Angeles Fleet Week, Sept. 2 - Sept. 5. Fleet Weeks are annual patriotic events where active Navy and Coast Guard ships dock in major U.S. cities giving Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen an opportunity to interact with locals. This is the first year L.A. has hosted an official Fleet Week event.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel (Released)  160829-M-MP944-043
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in transit to Military Sea Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment at sea (RAS). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan (Released)  160831-N-WF272-154
  • Indonesian Tug boat Milla Mulia SHS moored next to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), anchored off the coast of Padang, during Pacific Partnership 2016's fifth and final mission stop. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local organizations during disaster response training, civil engineering projects, Women, Peace, and Security seminars, medical subject matter expert exchanges and a live field training exercise aimed at improving the capacity of local government, civilian agencies and partner militaries to collectively respond in crisis.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam (Released)  160826-N-BB534-014


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