10/27/2017: U.S, Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallions assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing embark aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz Oct. 20, 2017.
Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, testing their ability to conduct amphibious operations in response to global crises and to project power ashore as part of a Navy-Marine Corps team.
The MV-22B Ospreys are with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 and the CH-53E Super Stallions are with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron.
OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, CA, UNITED STATES
Video by Sgt. April Price
1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade