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Super Stallions on Long Range Raid

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct flight operations during a long range raid in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-19 in Yuma, Arizona, Sept. 28, 2018. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine air-ground task force. WTI provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct flight operations during a long range raid in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-19 in Yuma, Arizona, Sept. 28, 2018. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine air-ground task force. WTI provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct flight operations during a long range raid in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-19 in Yuma, Arizona, Sept. 28, 2018. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine air-ground task force. WTI provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)

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Super Stallion Combat Tactical Takeoff

A CH-53E Super Stallion takes off during a tactical support insert and extract exercise as part of a weapons and tactics course at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., April 15, 2017. The biannually course provides students with detailed training to be practiced on the various ranges in Arizona and California.The Stallion is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz

A CH-53E Super Stallion takes off during a tactical support insert and extract exercise as part of a weapons and tactics course at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., April 15, 2017. The biannually course provides students with detailed training to be practiced on the various ranges in Arizona and California.The Stallion is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz

A CH-53E Super Stallion takes off during a tactical support insert and extract exercise as part of a weapons and tactics course at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., April 15, 2017. The biannually course provides students with detailed training to be practiced on the various ranges in Arizona and California.The Stallion is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz

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Mountainside Landing

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 lands on a mountain outside of Buckley Air Force Base during a cold weather training exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Dec. 11, 2017. HMH-461 conducted cold weather training to increase the squadron’s proficiency at high altitude aviation operations and overall combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Estevez)

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 lands on a mountain outside of Buckley Air Force Base during a cold weather training exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Dec. 11, 2017. HMH-461 conducted cold weather training to increase the squadron’s proficiency at high altitude aviation operations and overall combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Estevez)

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 lands on a mountain outside of Buckley Air Force Base during a cold weather training exercise on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Dec. 11, 2017. HMH-461 conducted cold weather training to increase the squadron’s proficiency at high altitude aviation operations and overall combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Estevez)