USS America Marines conduct maintenance
170910-N-ZS023-010 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 10, 2017) Marines assigned to the 15TH Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conduct routine maintenanceat on an engine of a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to the “Greyhawks” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) on the ship’s flight deck. America is the flagship for the America Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vance Hand/Released)