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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Mar 1, 2011

Marines and sailors aboard USS Makin Island look out over vultures row as an MV-22 Osprey, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161, conducts deck landing qualifications during Exercise Iron Fist here March 1. This is the first time an Osprey has landed aboard Makin Island. Exercise Iron Fist is a bilateral training exercise between the Japanese Western Army Infantry Regiment, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and several Southern California based Marine units to increase military interoperability and amphibious capabilities..Photo by Cpl. Elyssa Quesada.

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