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24 MEU Deployment 2012

An MV-22B Osprey connects to the refueling hose of a KC-130J Hercules, during aerial refueling training Sept. 23, 2012. The Ospreys and KC-130J belong to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), the aviation combat element for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and conducted aerial refueling training to practice the skills needed for long-range flight operations. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force for U.S. Central Command in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility.



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This work, 24 MEU Deployment 2012 [Image 4 of 31], by Cpl Michael Petersheim, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.23.2012

Date Posted:09.26.2012 02:03

Photo ID:672125

VIRIN:120923-M-KU932-471

Resolution:3600x2400

Size:1.49 MB

Location:U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, DJ

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