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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jul 28, 2016

AT SEA – A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land on the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), during flight deck landing qualifications as part of Amphibious Squadron – Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration (PMINT) July 12, 2016. PMINT is the first at-sea period in the MEU’s pre-deployment training cycle and is designed to develop a strong working relationship between the Marines of the 11th MEU and sailors of Amphibious Squadron 5 prior to their deployment to the Pacific and Central Commands’ areas of operations. The helicopter is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)

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