USS America, 31st MEU Conduct Flight Operations

200129-N-RU810-3064 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Marines assigned to the Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)
200129-N-RU810-3064 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Marines assigned to the Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200129-N-RU810-3100 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) secure a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)
200129-N-RU810-3100 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) secure a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200129-N-RU810-3091 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Recruit, Israel Lorez, from Tyler, Texas, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), observes flight operations on the ship’s flight deck. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200129-N-RU810-3077 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Enrico Rabina, from Round Rock, Texas, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), signals a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), to take off from the ship’s flight deck. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200129-N-RU810-3070 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) prepare a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for takeoff on the ship’s flight deck. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200129-N-RU810-3064 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Marines assigned to the Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

200129-N-RU810-3061 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 29, 2020) Marines assigned to the Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 625 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)

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