Super Stallion takes off from USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
170203-N-LI768-422 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 3, 2017) A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Ridge Runners of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The ship is deployed with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released)

Photo by: MC3 Devin Langer |  VIRIN: 170203-N-LI768-422.JPG