CH-53K Training Exercise: April 2023


In preparation for the coming of the CH-53K King Stallion entering into USMC operations,  HMH-461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing has been putting it through its paces.

In this slideshow, the Marines of HMH-461 are seen in transit to the West Coast for a training exercise.

In addition, in the first two photos U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Timothy Brown, CH-53K King Stallion pilot, right, and Lance Cpl. Brent Sorenson, crew chief, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, are seen conducting pre-flight inspections during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, April 13, 2023.

The purpose of this training was to give junior pilots opportunities to fly in a new environment and build cohesion with their crew.

April 13, 2023

Photos by Lance Cpl. Gideon Schippers

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma