CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter transport
171119-N-NJ416-051 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 19, 2017) Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) transport a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) from the flight deck to the port elevator. America is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed 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 3rd Class Arnesia McIntyre/Released)