Toa-o-Samoa sailors preparing to man the rails on board USS Fort Mchenry, FSD 43 as they leave homeport in Mayport, Florida. USS LSD 43 Fort. McHenry, an amphibious dock landing ship is part of Amphibious Ready Group (USS Iwo Jima, USS New York & USS Fort McHenry).
The group left Mayport, Florida this month (Dec) deploying for 7 months to the Mediterranean and Middle East.
Pictured are: (L) ET3 Fiafia Sunia and (R) LS3 (SW) Marie LeauMarie Le'au