Air Force on Deck

MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Embarked aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce (LPD 15), U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Patrick Ledbetter pre-flights the engine on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 56th Rescue Squadron on March 27, 2011. Based out of RAF Lakenheath, England, a detachment from the 56th is aboard Ponce in order to provide combat search and rescue support for coalition forces flying in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn, the coalition effort to bring humanitarian relief to the Libyan people. Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathanael Miller)

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