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Arabian Gulf (Aug. 3, 2004) -- Landing Signal Enlisted (LSE), Airman Hector Peralta helps direct an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Fighting Griffins" of Marine Helicopter Medium Squadron Two Six Six HMM-266 to land aboard the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The Aircraft Combat Element returned to Wasp after more than three months of operations in Afghanistan. The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group Two (ESG-2) has been on deployment since mid-February in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class James Edward Perkins (RELEASED)

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