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Sailor conducts maintenance on bridge crane
170909-N-NJ416-023 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Sept. 9, 2017) Airman Kelvin Smith, a Houston native, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), conducts maintenance on the ship’s aft bridge crane in the hangar bay. 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 3rd Class Arnesia McIntyre/Released)