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    USS Essex 2018 Deployment [Image 13 of 18]

    USS Essex 2018 Deployment

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    12.12.2018

    Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chandler Harrell 

    USS Essex-LHD 2

    181211-N-NB142-1016

    GULF OF OMAN (Dec. 12, 2018) – Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Erick Smith, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, inspects the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation 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 2nd Class Chandler Harrell)

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    Date Taken: 12.12.2018
    Date Posted: 12.12.2018 11:14
    Photo ID: 4968071
    VIRIN: 181211-N-NB142-1016
    Resolution: 4928x3280
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    Location: AE

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