Harrier Takeoff Aboard the USS Kearsage


07/21/2013: U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takeoff from the flight deck of the USS Kearsage (LHD 3), at sea, July 13, 2013.

The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsage Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations

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