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  • MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) prepare for launch from the flight deck aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ty C. Connors (Released)  150712-N-NP779-017
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is in the Indian Ocean participating in Talisman Sabre 2015, a bilateral exercise intended to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations.  U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor A. Elberg (Released)  150712-N-DQ503-025
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returns to homeport following a 250-day independent deployment. Milius transited nearly 71,000 nautical miles while conducting presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations while deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder (Released)  150625-N-EH218-059
  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returns to homeport at San Diego from a 250-day independent deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans. The crew of more than 300 Sailors conducted presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations.  U.S. Navy photo by Melissa K. Russell (Released)  150625-N-RG360-017
  • Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 direct a landing craft air cushion onto Arta Beach, Djibouti, during Theater Amphibious Combat Rehearsal (TACR) 18. Led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, TACR integrates U.S. Navy and Marine Corps assets to practice and rehearse a range of critical combat-related capabilities available to U.S. Central Command, both afloat and ashore, to promote stability and security in the region. U.S. 5th Fleet and coalition assets are participating in numerous simultaneous exercises as part of the greater Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise to ensure maritime stability and security in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. David L. Proffitt (Released)  180917-M-ZV304-1175
  • Marines assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 3 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 team up during a helicopter support team (HST) exercise at Landing Zone Westfield, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Sept. 20, 2018. The HST exercise provides training to landing support specialists with CLB-3 and VMM-363 pilots more proficient in the insertion and extraction of objects in restrictive terrain.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Zachary Orr (Released)  180920-M-ZO893-1309
  • Marines assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), guide ordnance towards an F-35B Lightning II aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Sept. 22, 2018. Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Francisco J. Diaz Jr. (Released)  180922-M-PK127-1003
  • The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise, Sept. 24, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik (Released)  180924-N-UY653-444

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