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Flight operations and maintenance

An AH-1W Super Cobra with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, Nov. 20, 2012, during routine flight operations at sea. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and is currently in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Since deploying in March, they have supported a variety of missions in the U.S. Central, Africa and European Commands, assisted the Navy in safeguarding sea lanes, and conducted various bilateral and unilateral training events in several countries in the Middle East and Africa. The Cobras, along with UH-1N Hueys, make up the "Skid" detachment for VMM-261 (Rein) and are originally from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tucker S. Wolf/Released)



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This work, Flight operations and maintenance [Image 3 of 3], by LCpl Tucker Wolf, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.21.2012 11:45

Photo ID:787788

VIRIN:121120-M-TK324-228

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:935.04 KB

Location:U.S. 6TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, AT SEAGlobe

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