The flight crews of two CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, assess the situation in a landing zone. The Marines evaluated the zone for possible threats, after a combat assault landing during a live-fire training exercise. The CH-46 crew provides all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment. They can also provide combat support, search and rescue operations, support for forward refueling and rearming points, casualty evacuations, and rescue capabilities for downed pilots or other aircraft. The Sea Night, known to Marines as the “Phrog,” has served the Corps since 1964.
Location: MARINE CORPS BASES JAPAN
Photographer: Lance Cpl. Matthew A. Denny