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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Dec 28, 2011

Lance Cpl. David J. Pyfer conducts corrosion control maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) here Dec. 28 aboard USS Makin Island. Pyfer, 21, serves as a crew chief and hails from Elkhart, Ind. The squadron is the aviation combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which deployed from San Diego Nov. 14 aboard USS Makin Island, USS New Orleans and USS Pearl Harbor and departed from Singapore Dec. 27 as part of a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions.

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