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190517-N-GD018-1219.JPG Photo By: MC3 Amber Smalley

May 19, 2019
ARABIAN SEA - 190517-N-GD018-1219 ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2019) Sailors remove chocks and chains from an MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 264 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) are conducting joint operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of operations. The ABECSG and KSGARG, with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, are prepared to respond to contingencies and to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/Released)


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