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Night Work

27 October 2016
140918-N-WY954-005 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 18, 2014) An MV-22 Osprey displays static lights while performing operational testing during night vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operation and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robin W. Peak/Released)

Static lighting on an MV-22 Osprey’s prop-rotors—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Robin W. Peak

A MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during low-light takeoff and landing exercises in the waters of the Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands, Sept. 18, 2016. The 31st MEU is currently embarked aboard the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group as part of a routine patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is prepared to respond to a wide range of military operations, from humanitarian assistance missions to limited combat operations, at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)

An MV-22B Osprey displaying prop-rotor static lighting—U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish

150913-N-SX983-907 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2015) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) refuel an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during night flight operations. Gravely is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman L. E. Skelton/Released)

MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter during night flight operations—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec Seaman L. E. Skelton

140724-N-AQ172-239 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 24, 2014) A UH-1Y Venom Huey helicopter conducts night flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)

Nocturnal UH-1Y Venom Huey—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) break down a rapid ground refueling during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) near 29 Palms, Calif., March 27, 2015. WTI is a seven week event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa/Released)

Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion in a desert night—U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa

Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak, 203rd Corps, travel aboard a CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter during an air assault mission May 4, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Afghan troops, who will eventually take over the security role, provide a cultural link for American troops. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)

82nd Airborne paratroopers and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Kandak/203rd Corps aboard a CH-47 Chinook on an air assault mission 04 May 2012—U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

U.S. Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare for a personnel drop from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over Fort Bragg, N.C., for a personnel drop during a joint forcible entry exercise (JFEX) Sept. 13, 2010, at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. A JFEX training event is held six times a year in order to enhance cohesiveness between the Air Force and the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. DeNoris A. Mickle/Released)

U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division stepped up and hooked up for a drop from their USAF C-17 Globemaster III aircraft—U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. DeNoris A. Mickle

Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., prepare to jump from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft April 29, 2010, during a joint forcible entry exercise over Fort Bragg. The exercise provides the Soldiers with training for real-world contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson)

Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division stepping up for a parachute drop from their C-17 Globemaster III aircraft—U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson

Dust lights up the rotors of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as paratroopers with 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment load for an air assault mission near Combat Outpost Ab Band, May 23, 2012, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. The unit is part of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which deployed to the area in March to help bring security to the areas along the country’s main road between Kabul and Kandahar.

CH-47 Chinook helicopter taking on 82nd Airborne paratroopers for an air assault on 23 May 2012 in the Ghazni Province, Afghanistan—U.S. Army photo

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