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Operation Havasupai

Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, arrive in Supai Village, Ariz., to gather the remainder of the squadron who helped distribute toys during Operation Havasupai Dec. 14. The operation was a Marine Corps Reserve and Toys for Tots collaboration in which five airdrops consisting of toys and supplies were delivered to the people of remote Supai Village, deep within the Grand Canyon.



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This work, Operation Havasupai [Image 7 of 20], by Cpl Marcin Platek, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.14.2011

Date Posted:12.23.2011 10:05

Photo ID:503387

VIRIN:111214-M-QX735-485

Resolution:5232x3584

Size:2.03 MB

Location:GRAND CANYON, AZ, USGlobe

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  • The U.S. Marine Corps Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764), 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, flew CH-46E helicopters into the Grand Canyon, over Supai Village, during the beginning stages of Operation Havasupai. HMM-764's mission was to  join the Flagstaff Community Toys For Tots Organization in delivering Santa Claus and toys to children of the Havasupai tribe, as well as conduct training operations throughout  the Grand Canyon. (U.S. Marine photo by: Sgt. AJ Parson)
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764), 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, flew CH-46E helicopters into the Grand Canyon, over Supai Village, during the beginning stages of Operation Havasupai. HMM-764's mission was to join the Flagstaff Community Toys For Tots Organization in delivering Santa Claus and toys to children of the Havasupai tribe, as well other supplies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Castillo)
  • Two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, arrive in Supai Village, Ariz., to gather the remainder of the squadron who helped distribute toys during Operation Havasupai, Dec. 14, 2011. The operation was a Marine Corps Reserve and Toys for Tots collaboration in which five airdrops consisting of toys and supplies were delivered to the people of remote Supai Village, deep within the Grand Canyon.
  • The toy boxes are loaded onto the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter from the Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (the Moonlighters), 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, and are going to be distributed to the children during Operation Havasupai, Dec. 14. The Moonlighters flew into Supai Village, Ariz., carrying toys, supplies and Santa Claus. The five airdrops completed by the Moonlighters were part of the Operation Havasupai, a collaboration of the Marine Corps Reserve and Toys for Tots program to help out people of the isolated Native American village located within the Grand Canyon.

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