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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Mar 1, 2011

A pair of MV-22 Osprey, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Sea Elk, and VMM-161 Greyhawks, rest on the flight deck as a landing craft, with Assault Craft Unit 5, exits USS Makin Island to conduct training during Exercise Iron Fist March 1, 2011. This is the first time the Osprey has been aboard USS 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.

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