Pic of the Day – Osprey in Flight

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 22, 2011) A landing signal enlisted directs an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 to land aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The aircraft is transferring an AV-8B Harrier engine, the first time this type of lift has been conducted at sea by an MV-22B. Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class James Turner/Released)

[Image courtesy of United States Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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