USNS John Lenthall holds a position near USS New York (back left) and USS Iwo Jima while an MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter transports food and supplies to USS Iwo Jima during a replenishment at sea detail, or RAS, Nov. 24, 2012. During the resupply USS Iwo Jima took on fuel, fresh fruits and vegetables, dry goods, and supplies to sustain the ship and crew while at sea. The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility serving as an expeditionary crisis response force capable of a variety of missions, from full scale combat to evacuations and humanitarian assistance. Since deploying in March, they have supported a variety of missions in the U.S. Central, Africa and European Commands, assisted the Navy in safeguarding sea lanes, and conducted various bilateral and unilateral training events in several countries in the Middle East and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tucker S. Wolf/Released)
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