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Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Kolb, aviation boatswain's mate (handling), observes Airman John Billington, aviation boatswain's mate (handling), directs a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 56th Rescue Squadron as it prepares to land aboard amphibious transport dock USS Ponce. Ponce is part of Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group participating in Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn. JTF Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, III. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathanael Miller)