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Marines prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter after providing security during a Strait of Hormuz transit.
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct 24, 2019) Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) prepare to be extracted by a Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 from the Arc Liberty, a Military Sealift Command time-chartered vessel, after providing security during a Strait of Hormuz transit. FASTCENT Marines work with U.S. partners and allies to protect personnel and property while simultaneously ensuring freedom of navigation in international waterways. Task Force 51 and 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade is entrusted with rapidly aggregating crisis response capabilities and positioning Navy and Marine Corps forces throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to ensure command and control of forces at sea, from the sea, and ashore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner A. Gerst/Released)

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