An MV-22B Osprey aunches from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2011) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), launches from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during routine flight operations. 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 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)

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 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2011) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), launches from the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during routine flight operations. 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 2nd Class Julio Rivera/Released)