VIDEO: Time-Lapse of Flight Deck Operations Aboard USS Kearsage

The flight-deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) has been very busy these days.

Honing their skills amid flight-deck operations  at sea on July 13, 2013 were Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and U.S. Navy MH-60s assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 is a United States Marine Corps tiltrotor squadron consisting of MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft.

The squadron, known as the “Fighting Griffins”, is based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina and it falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 26 (MAG-26) and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW).

The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsage Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.

The video below shows a time-lapse of aircraft assigned to USS Kearsarge heading out to sea:

USS Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

NavalToday Staff, July 30, 2013