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150526-N-ZZ145-8871.jpg Photo By: MC2 Shannon M. Smith

May 19, 2021
140804-N-BD629-232 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Aug. 4, 2014) Lt. j.g. Jennifer Tran, from Fairfax, Va., and Chief Hospital Corpsman Jon Tarkowski, from Tulsa, Okla., prepare a restrictive band before putting an IV into the arm of Lt. j.g. Kirra Tobias, from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, during Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical System (ERSS) Team 12 casualty evacuation training aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd MEU, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon M. Smith/Released)


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