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An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
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Gulf of Mexico (Aug. 30, 2005) An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the New Orleans area. Bataan is currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 100 miles South of New Orleans. The ships involvement in the humanitarian assistance operations led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Jeremy L. Grisham

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