USS Makin Island and Marines Practicing Insertion Ops

02/11/2012: USS Makin Island and Marines Practicing Insertion Ops

Credit: USN Visual Service: 1/19/12

  • The first and third photos show the Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting insertion exercises from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. The 11th MEU is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • The second photo shows Marines moving into a combat rubber raiding craft.

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