U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Childers/Released 130428-M-YG378-703.JPG
Apr 29, 2013
130427-M-VZ265-080 USS RUSHMORE (April 27, 2013) Marines assigned to Transportation Support Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, brace themselves as a CH-46E Sea Knight assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (Rein.), 15th MEU, flies above the flight deck during an aerial lift aboard USS Rushmore, April 27. The helicopter support team 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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