Images: 24th MEU deployment 2012 [Image 2 of 9]
Photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim
Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the USS New York's combat cargo department, observe an AS-332 Super Puma drop off supplies during a replenishment at sea, June 5, 2012. The New York, built with seven-and-a-half tons of World Trade Center steel, is making her maiden deployment, carrying Marines and sailors with the 24th MEU and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, who are currently deployed to the U.S Central Command area of operations as a theater reserve and crisis response force. The group is providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility.