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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Mar 12, 2014

A Marine with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (Reinforced), the ground combat element of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training operation aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 12. After a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced) inserted them into the training area, the Marines searched for a simulated downed pilot with limited mobility, provided first aid, and quickly evacuated him and departed by the aircraft. During their upcoming deployment this summer with the 11th MEU, 2/1 Marines will need to be proficient in recuperating personnel and/or aircraft in potentially hostile situations.

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