Archive for September 17, 2010
Hold on, I’m Coming
How many tugboats does it take to move the USS Kearsarge into the Greek port of Souda Bay? The Kearsarge, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship was taking the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) to Pakistan when this picture was taken. The Kearsarge and the 26th MEU are there now, as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group providing food, water, transportation, and other support to flood victims in Pakistan.
Click on the picture to enlarge the image and you’ll get a better view of the Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopters tied down on the Kearsarge. The Osprey, which is replacing the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, can take off and land in tight space like a helicopter or fly like an airplane once airborne. For a closer look at Ospreys, click here. For more information about U.S. relief efforts in Pakistan, click here.