PHOTEX: USS Kearsarge live fire exercise

130909-N-RL456-473 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2013) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Shaleke Brown fires an M-240B machine gun during a crew serve weapons live fire exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Hunter S. Harwell/Released)