200210-N-MY922-1090 ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 10, 2020) - An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, transports supplies from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a replenishment-at-sea. Bataan, the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaitlin Rowell)
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USS Bataan (LHD 5) replenishment-at-sea

ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 10, 2020) – An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, transports supplies from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a replenishment-at-sea. Bataan, the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the [Read More …]

200206-N-ZZ513-1060 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment prepare to launch Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) aboard Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during CRRC recovery operations as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 6. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)
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Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) Operations Aboard USS Pearl Harbor

200206-N-ZZ513-1060 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment prepare to launch Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) aboard Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during CRRC recovery operations as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 6. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese [Read More …]

200204-A-BP481-1121 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 4, 2020) A Sailor assigned to Task Force 56.1 climbs onto a MH-53 Sea Dragon during helocast training. Task Force 56.1 is 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. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Franklin)
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Task Force 56.1 performs Helocast Training using an MH-53 Sea Dragon

200204-A-BP481-1121 ARABIAN GULF (Feb. 4, 2020) A Sailor assigned to Task Force 56.1 climbs onto a MH-53 Sea Dragon during helocast training. Task Force 56.1 is 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 [Read More …]