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Flight Operations
170907-N-ZQ712-163 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATION (Sept. 7, 2017) An MV-22 Osprey assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in support of Alligator Dagger 2017. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Chad Swysgood/Released)