CH-53E Air Assault Aboard Portland

200209-N-NN369-1386 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to simulate an air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)
200209-N-NN369-1386 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to simulate an air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to simulate an air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

200209-N-NN369-2020  PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – U.S. Marines disembark CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) after a simulated air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – U.S. Marines disembark CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) after a simulated air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) after a simulated air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to simulate an air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – Sailors remove chocks from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – U.S. Marines board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to simulate an air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – U.S. Marines board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to simulate an air assault on San Clemente Island, California, during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 sits on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) as the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) sails in the background during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2019) – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from the “Warhorse” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during Exercise Iron Fist 2020. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas)

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