Image of the Day: Viper Lands aboard USS Makin Island

A Sailor signals an AH-1Z Viper helicopter attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) to land aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

The operation was conducted during routine flight operations in the Pacific Ocean, February 4.

Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) to promote peace and freedom of the seas by providing security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

Image: US Navy