Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Federico, aviation ordnanceman, loads a Hellfire missile on to a MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in preparation of Operation Odyssey Dawn missions. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III. (Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman)
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