Iwo Jima ARG deployment 2012

120903-N-XO436-107 ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 3, 2012) Quartermaster Seaman Shelby Mahle prepares to raise the national ensign aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24 MEU), is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to support 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 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)