FRIDAY FOTO (October 21, 2011)

October 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm 1 comment

Getting Ready

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro

U.S. Marines prepare for a training exercise on the flight deck of the USS New Orleans  in the Pacific Ocean. The Marines are assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, (MEU) Maritime Raid Force. The helicopters are Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight helos, which can carry 14 Marines 151 miles for an air assault.

The New Orleans (LPD 18) is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, which includes the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship and the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), an amphibious dock landing ship. When this photo was taken (Oct. 10) the Ready Group was on a 12-day certification exercise off the southern California in preparation for a future deployment.

To see a slideshow of the exercise and duties sailors and Marines performed at sea, click here.

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  • 1. dellamortphotography  |  October 22, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Thats an awesome shot. Love the vividity of the colors! Also thanks to the Marines for just doin what you do.

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