Dawn Blitz Air Assault Exercise

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment load into MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters as a part of a large-scale air assault to 29 Palms involving over 30 helicopters during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 20.  Dawn Blitz 2013 is one of a series of amphibious training events…

USS Makin Island and Marines Practicing Insertion Ops

02/11/2012
02/11/2012: USS Makin Island and Marines Practicing Insertion Ops [slidepress gallery='uss-makin-island-and-marines-practicing-insertion-ops'] Credit: USN Visual Service: 1/19/12 The first and third photos show the Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting insertion exercises from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. The 11th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship…

Makin Island Maiden Deployment

01/16/2012
01/16/2012: Makin Island is on its maiden deployment conducting operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Navy’s Maritime Strategy. Makin Island is the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship and the only U.S. Navy ship with a hybrid electric propulsion system. [slidepress gallery='makin-island-maiden-deployment'] Credit: The…

Air Force C-5 delivers Marine Helo’s in Djibouti

08/11/2011
08/11/2011: In these photos, Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn Africa, Djibouti, prepare to unload a Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, July 14, from an Air Force Reserve Command C-5B, assigned to the 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve…