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1st Marine Aircraft Wing rapidly deployed more than 25 aircraft to austere, expeditionary locations and then returned those aircraft and forces to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
191101-M-UR048-1206.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Tanner Lambert

Nov 1, 2019
MCAS Futenma, Japan - A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter taxies from the runway during a rapid deployment exercise conducted by 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. As the only forward deployed MEF, III MEF is strategically postured to quickly and effectively respond to any crisis using austere, expeditionary bases and established airfields within the Indo-Pacific region.


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