Flight Ops aboard USS Makin Island

A CH-53E Sea Stallion with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s aviation combat element, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) lifts an engine off the deck of USS Makin Island here, April 25.The unit is deployed as part of the Makin Island Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force. The group is providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
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Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:4/25/12