Flight Ops Aboard the USS Kearsarge

07/19/2013: A UH-1N Huey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after conducting flight operations, at sea, July 13, 2013.

Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:7/13/13

  • The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.
  • In pictures, 2, 3 and 4 various views of the MV-22B are shown.  An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sits on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) shortly after landing, while at sea, July 13, 2013.
  • An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 13, 2013.
  • An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 13, 2013.
  • In photos 5, 6 and 7 various views of the Harrier aboard the ship are shown.
  • A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier pilot assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to take off of the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 13, 2013.
  • An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) lands on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 13, 2013.
  • U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier pilots assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), wait on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) before takeoff, at sea, July 13, 2013.
  • In the final photo, an AH-1W Super Cobra assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after conducting flight operations, at sea, July 13, 2013.

 

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