Exercising an Airfield Seizure Operation (1)


02/20/2014: U.S. Marines from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) from Camp Pendleton, Calif. conduct an air field seizure aboard seven CH-46 Sea Knight transport helicopters.

They do this with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 and Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron (HMMT) 164, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) from Camp Pendleton, Calif., at Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field (SELF), Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. during exercise Steel Knight 2014 (SK-14) on Dec 11, 2013.

SK-14 is a large-scale combined arms, live-fire exercise integrating ground troops from 1st MARDIV, aviation and logistical support from 3rd MAW and 1st Marine Logistics Group.

 Credit:3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera:12/11/13