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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 06, 2019) An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, hovers over the flight deck of the dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) drill with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)

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Taken on February 6, 2019