An MH-60S Sea Hawk, attached to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, transports supplies from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a replenishment-at-sea. Bataan, the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.
The Pic of the Day: How Navy ships are resupplied on the move
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