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Essex 2018 Deployment

Essex 2018 Deployment


GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 7 2018) – Sailors assigned to Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and Marines assigned to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participate in a foreign object debris walkdown during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th 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 Seaman Sabyn L. Marrs)

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Photo taken on 7 September 2018 (© SurfaceWarriors / Flickr)

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