200826-N-RU810-1144 PHAILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Breanna Delafuente, from Long Beach, Miss., assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), prepares to launch a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 from the ship’s flight deck. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent E. Zline)
U.S. Navy

USS America (LHA 6) And 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Conduct Flight Ops and VBSS Exercise

200826-N-RU810-1144 PHAILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Breanna Delafuente, from Long Beach, Miss., assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), prepares to launch a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 from the ship’s flight deck. America, flagship of the [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, drive an MRZR light tactical all-terrain vehicle onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at LZ Phoenix, Okinawa, Japan, August 3, 2020. The training provided Recon Marines the opportunity to enhance their readiness by conducting long-range reconnaissance and to develop new techniques for deploying LTATVs from helicopters for rapid insertions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines conduct long-range reconnaissance training

U.S. Marines with Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, drive an MRZR light tactical all-terrain vehicle onto a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at LZ Phoenix, Okinawa, Japan, August 3, 2020. The training provided Recon Marines the opportunity to enhance their readiness by conducting long-range reconnaissance and to develop new techniques for deploying LTATVs from helicopters for rapid insertions. [Read More …]

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)
U.S. Navy

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 …]