Apr 29, 2013

130427-M-VZ265-239 USS RUSHMORE (April 27, 2013) A CH-46E Sea Knight assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Rein.), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, carries a cargo net after a helicopter support team assigned to Transportation Support Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th MEU, conducted an aerial lift aboard USS Rushmore, April 27. The HST below conducted a total of seven lifts during the exercise to practice their skills and to refresh the skills of the pilot and crew. The 15th MEU is comprised of approximately 2,400 Marines and sailors and is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group. Together, they provide a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air Ground Task Force capable of conducting a wide variety of operations ranging from humanitarian aid to combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Childers / Released)

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