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Image: U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk Helicopter

U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk

Indian Ocean, 07 January, 2005) — Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Carlos Martinez of Silver Spring, Maryland, uses lighted wands to direct an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, assigned to the “Gunbearers” of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), to drop a cargo net full of relief supplies on the flight deck aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a night vertical replenishment with a nearby supply ship. Helicopters assigned to Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) and Sailors from Abraham Lincoln are supporting Operation Unified Assistance, the humanitarian operation effort in the wake of the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Indian Ocean off the waters of Indonesia and Thailand.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Bernardo Fuller

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