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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 takes the fight from Iraq to Afghanistan

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan's aviation combat element, begin rebuilding a partially dismantled CH-53D Sea Stallion minutes after its arrival on Kandahar Air Field, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, April 16. The unit's mechanics worked around the clock to ensure their birds were transported from Iraq and were ready for combat operations in Afghanistan. SPMAGTF-A's mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations, with a focus on training and mentoring the Afghan national police.



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This work, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 takes the fight from Iraq to Afghanistan [Image 2 of 7], by Sgt Juan D. Alfonso, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.29.2009

Date Posted:04.29.2009 01:23

Photo ID:168544

VIRIN:090416-M-#####-005

Resolution:3504x2336

Size:867.49 KB

Location:KANDAHAR, AFGlobe

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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 takes the fight from Iraq to Afghanistan

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