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    USS Somerset participates in exercise La Perouse 2021 [Image 23 of 29]

    USS Somerset participates in exercise La Perouse 2021

    210407-M-JX780-1776 BAY OF BENGAL (April 7, 2021) – Clockwise, from top left, an Australian Royal Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk and a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly over the French Navy ship, FS Tonnerre (L9014), French Navy La Fayette-class frigate, Surcouf (F711), and Australian Royal Navy ship, HMAS Anzac (FFH 150), while the ships maneuver in formation through the Bay of Bengal during La Perouse 2021. The amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. La Perouse is an exercise during the annual French Navy midshipman deployment called Mission Jeanne d'Arc. The exercise is designed to conduct training, enhance cooperation in maritime surveillance, maritime interdiction operations, and air operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)

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    Date Taken: 04.07.2021
    Date Posted: 04.10.2021 02:46
    Photo ID: 6593135
    VIRIN: 210407-M-JX780-1776
    Resolution: 4579x3053
    Size: 5.37 MB
    Location: BAY OF BENGAL

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