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'Red Lions' Transfer Authority to 'Ugly Angels'

Sgt. Maj. Timothy Tacett and Lt. Col. Thomas Pecina, the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 sergeant major and commanding officer, prepare to unveil the squadron's colors at a transfer of authority ceremony here Sept. 7. The "Ugly Angels" took over as the only CH-53D Sea Stallion squadron in Helmand province from HMH-363, the "Red Lions." HMH-363 will travel home to Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, after a seven month deployment.



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This work, 'Red Lions' Transfer Authority to 'Ugly Angels' [Image 3 of 4], by Cpl Deanne Hurla, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.07.2010

Date Posted:09.08.2010 00:43

Photo ID:316368

VIRIN:100907-M-#####-017

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:1.71 MB

Location:CAMP BASTION, AFGlobe

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