USS Kearsarge Night Flight Ops
190404-N-UP035-1034 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 4, 2019) - An AV-8B Harrier attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit taxis on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike DiMestico/Released)