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Image: USMC AH-1W Cobra Helicopter

USMC AH-1W Cobra

USS Duluth (LPD 6), 19 April 2005 — An AH-1 Cobra settles to the deck of USS Duluth (LPD 6) as a UH-1 Huey shortly follows during routine flight operations. Both are attached to Maine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (HMM 165) 'Reinforced' with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) 15 Aviation Combat Element based out of Camp Pendleton, California. Duluth is currently transiting through the Strait of Hormuz, signifying the end of their deployment to the Arabian Gulf and the last leg of it's final underway period as a commissioned Navy vessel. Upon completion of the cruise Duluth is scheduled to be decommissioned ending a 39-year life cycle as a United States Ship. USS Duluth is part of Expeditionary Strike Group Five based in San Diego, California.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Aaron Ansarov

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