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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jul 8, 2009

Company E Marines run to a CH-46 helicopter after completing a long-range helicopter raid at Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 8. The company – one of four that make up Battalion Landing Team 2/4, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element – departed USS Bonhomme Richard in six CH-46s, two CH-53s and other aircraft. The MEU, part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting its first pre-deployment exercise at sea with its Navy counterpart, Amphibious Squadron 7. This Navy and Marine Corps team is testing interoperability before a deployment certification exercise later this summer.

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