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A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
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SUBIC BAY (Oct. 5, 2012) A CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 262 launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the start of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral exercise held in conjunction with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and Philippine forces. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell)

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