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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Dec 7, 2011

Crew chief Cpl. Bill J. Simmons with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, maintains the landing gear of a CH-46E Sea Knight aboard USS New Orleans here Dec. 7. Simmons, 22, is a Chicago native. The squadron serves as the aviation combat element for the unit, which embarked USS New Orleans, USS Makin Island and USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego Nov. 14 to begin a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions.

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