A helicopter prepares to land on the flight.
ARABIAN SEA (July 17, 2012) An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter from Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM) 261 (Reinforced) prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) during flight operations. New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zane Ecklund/Released)
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