An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter prepares to land aboard USS Essex (LHD 2).

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SASEBO, Japan (June 21, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Control Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as the ship prepares to get underway. Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)

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 SASEBO, Japan (June 21, 2011) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Control Squadron (HSC) 25 prepares to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) as the ship prepares to get underway. Essex is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)