Jan 26, 2010

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), dismount a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter’s rotor in the hangar bay aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2), Jan 26. The 31st MEU is currently conducting its spring patrol of the Asia-Pacific region and is scheduled to participate in exercise Cobra Gold 2010 (CG’ 10). The exercise is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

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