Guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72)


Guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72)

At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sep. 27, 2002 -- An F-14 "Tomcat" assigned to the “Jolly Rogers” of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) prepares to land on the ship’s flight deck as the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) steams in the background. Washington is participating in exercise “Mediterranean Shark” while at sea during a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. “Mediterranean Shark” is a bilateral training exercise conducted in Morocco by a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), to show the effectiveness of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF allows commands to task organized surface and air assets for use in meeting specific operational goals. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Rex Nelson. (RELEASED)
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