Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepare an AV-8B Harrie

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 8, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepare an AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) for launch. Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Turner/Released)

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 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 8, 2011) Aviation Boatswain's Mates (Handling) aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) prepare an AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) for launch. Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Turner/Released)