Captain Lucas Frokjer, officer-in-charge of the flightline for Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, reunites with his family after returning from a seven-month deployment. The squadron’s Marines were welcomed home by a large crowd of family and friends. HMH-463 is one of three tactical CH-53D squadrons assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Since its original activation in 1944, the squadron has operated on both coasts of the continental United States and in Hawaii – serving in numerous roles throughout the world ranging from humanitarian assistance to assault support.
Location: MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII
Photographer: Lance Cpl. Jacob D. Barber