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'Red Lions' Transfer Authority to 'Ugly Angels'

Lt. Col. Thomas A. Pecina, the commanding officer of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), gives a short speech during a transfer of command ceremony here Sept. 7. The "Ugly Angels" took over as the only CH-53D Sea Stallion squadron supporting 3rd MAW (Fwd) and International Security Assistance Forces from HMH-363, the "Red Lions." The Red Lions 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 1 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 00:49

Photo ID:316370

VIRIN:100907-M-#####-027

Resolution:750x500

Size:63.17 KB

Location:CAMP BASTION, AFGlobe

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