Marines Air Assault Training Exercise for Dawn Blitz 2013

06/26/2013: A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing stands by as a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing takes off from an airfield during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013.

Credit:3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera:6/21/13

  • The Marine aircraft are taking part in an air assault training exercise to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms as a part of a scenario-driven exercise for Dawn Blitz 2013 which tests their ability to conduct complex operations essential for global crisis response
  • In the second photo, U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing stand by on an airfield during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013.
  • In the third photo, U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing move to their next destination during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013.
  • In the fourth photo, U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing land on a airfield during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013.
  • In the fifth photo, U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division board a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Sqaudron (HMH) 466, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing for a large scale air assault during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013.
  • In the final photo, U.S. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilirotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing for a large scale air assault during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 21, 2013.

 

 

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