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Helicopters lift off from USS Essex to support relief operations in Japan.

SEA OF JAPAN (March 18, 2011) A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex, the amphibious dock landing ships USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Germantown (LSD 42), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), are off the coast of Akita Prefecture, Japan, awaiting further tasking in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eva-Marie Ramsaran/Released)

 

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Taken on March 17, 2011