Mar 14, 2013

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, await clearance for take-off from the flight deck here, March 14. The 31st MEU is currently deployed with Amphibious Squadron 11, conducting their semi-annual Certification Exercise. CERTEX is designed to test the MEU’s wide range of capabilities, ensuring their readiness for any contingency that may occur in the region. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

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