USMC Flight Operations At Sea

11/05/2012: USS Iwo Jima, US 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (Sept. 10, 2012) – MV-22B Ospreys, AV-8B Harriers, UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Cobras with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct flight operations aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Sept. 10, 2012.

The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve force for US Central Command and is providing support for maritime security operations and theater support cooperative effects in the US Navy’s 5th Fleet area of responsibility


Credit: 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit