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ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 1, 2023) A MV-22B Osprey aircraft, attached to Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 162 (reinforced), prepares to launch off of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 1, 2023. Components of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Riley Gasdia)

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Photo by: Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Riley Gasdia |  VIRIN: 231001-N-OQ442-1086.JPG