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Latest photos from the 24th MEU

Feb 1, 2012

Marines with the Security Element Platoon, Headquarters and Service Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, collect their gear after fast roping onto the USNS Laramie using CH-53E Super Stallions to conduct a simulated Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Feb. 1, 2012. The 24th MEU is conducting their Certification Exercise (CERTEX) with Amphibious Squadron 8 scheduled Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, which includes a series of missions intended to evaluate and certify the unit for their upcoming deployment. The CH-53E helicopters are a detachment from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., and comprise part of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-261 (Rein), which is the Aviation Combat Element for the 24th MEU. (Official USMC Photo by: Cpl. Michael Petersheim/ Released)

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