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OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN (Aug. 17, 2018) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Walter Rutherford signals a UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced) to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) off the coast of Japan, Aug. 17, 2018. Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is operating in the region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Graham/Released)