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Photo by: MC2 Kenneth Abbate

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Feb. 15, 2013) An MH-60R Sea Hawk from the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 launches flares alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released) 130215-N-OY799-074 Join the conversation http://www.facebook.com/USNavy http://www.twitter.com/USNavy http://navylive.dodlive.mil

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