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)
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CH-53E Air Assault Aboard Portland

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 [Read More …]