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151027-N-AX638-097 AEGEAN SEA (Oct. 27, 2015) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Johnathan Jackson, from Augusta, Georgia, directs an MV-22 Osprey to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while participating in Exercise Egemen 2015, Oct. 27. Egemen is a Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise designed to increase tactical proficiencies and interoperability among participants. Kearsarge, deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyler Preston/Released)