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    Essex 2018 Deployment [Image 4 of 6]

    Essex 2018 Deployment


    GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 14 2018) – Newly advanced chief petty officers stand at attention in the hangar bay of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony while on a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a lethal, flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman)



    Date Taken: 09.14.2018
    Date Posted: 09.16.2018 03:48
    Photo ID: 4738230
    VIRIN: 180914-N-AT135-0066
    Resolution: 4627x3085
    Size: 834.75 KB
    Location: GULF OF ADEN

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