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ARABIAN GULF (June 16, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) guide a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), as it departs Mesa Verde to support ongoing operations. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell/Released)