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GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2017 Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jalisa Hill signals an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The ship is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released) 170212-N-LI768-059

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to the “Ridge Runners” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft return after a long-range raid from Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa as part of Blue Chromite 2017, Nov. 4, 2016. The Marines honed their ability to project forces from afar by executing a long-range raid over 1,000 miles via MV-22B Osprey to include an aerial refueling by KC-130J Super Hercules. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Ospreys are part of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Major Michael Cato)

I GOTTA WEAR SHADES

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 operate from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 28, 2016) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Shawn Johnson signals a MH-53 Super Stallion Helicopter from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 during flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17)

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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The great cloud-continents of sunset seas.

A Sailor signals an AH-1Z Viper helicopter, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and salutes the pilot as the aircraft lifts off again. Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. 

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl, 4 FEB 2015. Title from sonnet by Thomas Bailey Aldrich.)

Aviation Boatswain Mate Handling Airman Ryan Sharland directs a UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (reinforced) on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22). San Diego, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th MEU, is operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin A. Schoenberger/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 21, 2017) AV-8B Harriers, assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)

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JAVA SEA (Dec. 30, 2017) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vance Hand/Released)

UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21).
(U.S. Navy Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)

“Viper in the Night”

U.S. Marines perform maintenance checks on an AH-1Z Viper with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego March 2, 2015.

Photo: Sgt. Jamean Berry/DoD via USMC Flickr

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INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 20, 2017) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) lifts off from the flight deck during routine flight operations. America, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Asia Pacific region to strengthen partnerships and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vance Hand/Released)

An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 prepares to take off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as a part of flight deck certification. Bonhomme Richard is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)

Aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) and the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) are chained down on the flight deck as the ship transits through the Makassar Strait.

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 24, 2017) An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), flies above Wake Island. Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Pacific Ocean to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mathew Diendorf)