PERSIAN GULF (March 3, 2008) -- An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling)
gives hand signals to a pilot in an AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine
Medium Helicopter Squadron Reinforced (HMM) 166, during flight
operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1).
Tarawa is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to
help deter destabilizing activities and safeguard regional links to the
global economy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman
David A. Brandenburg (Released)