U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, are transported by a CH-53K King Stallion assigned to Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 across multiple locations near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Oct. 20, 2021.
The CH-53K will replace the CH-53E, which has served the Marine Corps for 40 years, and will transport Marines, heavy equipment and supplies during ship-to-shore movement in support of amphibious assault and subsequent operations ashore.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, NC
Video by Sgt. Damaris Arias 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
For an update on the progress of the CH-53K into the force, see the following: