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151031-N-FV739-107 INDIAN OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2015) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, from the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, departs the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is the flagship of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher A. Veloicaza/Released)