24th MEU Aviation Ops: Preparing for Deployment

10/15/2014
10/15/2014: Aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 conduct operations aboard the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of North Carolina, Aug. 9, 2014. The 24th MEU is seen  taking part in Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit…

Maintaining Helos at Sea

01/15/2013
01/15/2013: Maintaining Helos at Sea [slidepress gallery='maintaining-helos-at-sea'] Credit:24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:12/3/12 In the first photo, Lance Cpl. Ramon Sapien, a Dallas, native and AH-1W Super Cobra mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares for the installment of a main rotor to an AH-1W Super…

USMC Flight Operations At Sea

11/05/2012
11/05/2012: USS Iwo Jima, US 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (Sept. 10, 2012) – MV-22B Ospreys, AV-8B Harriers, UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Cobras with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct flight operations aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Sept. 10, 2012. The 24th MEU is deployed…

Osprerys Offloading Personnel

04/07/2012
Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from an MV-22 Osprey aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, March 27, 2012. The 24th MEU, partnered with the Navy’s Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deploying to the European and Central Command theaters of…

USMC Amphibious Operations

11/30/2011
11/30/2011: The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 8 conducted their first at-sea training evolution during the PHIBRON/MEU Integration Training exercise, known as PMINT, which was scheduled for Oct. 24 to Nov. 3, on board the amphibious assault ships USS Iwo Jima, USS New York and USS Gunston Hall…

Operation Continuing Promise 2010

10/15/2010
10/15/2010 - The amphibious ship USS Iwo Jima (LHA 7) is bringing health care and other services to communities in Latin America and the Caribbean during this four-month humanitarian and  civic assistance deployment.  The ship’s unique embarked humanitarian teams – comprised of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian…