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GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7 2018) – Marine Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Berit and Cpl. Richard Rivera-Perez, assigned to the “Sea Elks” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (REIN), participate in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) in the hangar bay of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a lethal, 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 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 Jenna Dobson)

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Photo prise le 7 septembre 2018 (© SurfaceWarriors / Flickr)

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 uss essex, lhd 2, navy, gulf of aden

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