Cobras Operating at Sea

12/23/2014
12/23/2014: Two AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), depart the USS Makin Island in support of ongoing operations, Sept. 24. [maxgallery id="70349"] Credit:11th MEU:9/24/14 The 11th MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force embarked with the Makin…

LCAC 31 Maintenance

12/15/2014
12/15/2014: Sailors replace an 11.75-foot, 4-blade reversible pitch propeller on the starboard side of Landing Craft Air Cushion 31 in the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a maintenance evolution. San Diego, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on her…

USS Comstock at Sea

12/01/2014
12/01/2014: A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) prepares to embark the dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) during a personnel transfer with the USS Makin Island. Comstock, part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  [maxgallery id="69188"] Credit: Commander, U.S.…

USS Makin Island in the South China Sea

11/24/2014
11/24/2014: An MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is seen on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. [maxgallery…

11th MEU Djibouti Sustainment Training: Tank Support

11/11/2014
11/11/2014: In the first, second and fifth photos, U.S. Marines with the 1st Tank Battalion detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are seen working to replace an M1A1 Abrams tank engine during sustainment training at D’Arta Plage, Djibouti, Nov. 6. In the third…

11th MEU Djibouti Sustainment Training: A Shot in the Dark

11/11/2014
11/11/2014: LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles from Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire on fixed targets as part of a combined arms engagement range during sustainment training in D'Arta Plage, Djibouti, Nov. 9. The 11th MEU is…

LCAC Recovery

06/14/2014
06/14/2014: Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (BLT 2/1), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, unload a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) aboard the USS Makin Island during Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego, Calif., April 9, 2014.  PMINT is a…

USS Makin Island Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training

06/03/2014
06/03/2014:The photos in this slideshow highlight Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego, Calif., April 9, 2014.  PMINT is a two-week predeployment training event focused on the combined capabilities of the MEU and Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and…