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WESTPAC 2018

WESTPAC 2018

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ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 29, 2018) Assault amphibious vehicles, attached to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to depart the well deck of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) during a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th MEU. The Essex ARG/13th MEU is flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team 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 to the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Reymundo A. Villegas III)

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Photo taken on 29 November 2018 (© SurfaceWarriors / Flickr)

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