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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