090812-N-0120A-072

090812-N-0120A-072

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 takes off from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Sea of Japan on Aug. 12, 2009. Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 is disembarking the Essex to return to the U.S. as a part of their scheduled overseas rotation. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez, U.S. Navy. (Released)Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark R. Alvarez/Released)

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