Apr 10, 2011

Marines and sailors with Weapons Company, Battalion Land Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, load into a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), aboard USS Bataan during an aviation-borne tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, April 10, 2011. The Marines conducted the exercise to enhance their aviation-borne rescue capabilities while deployed. The Marines and sailors of the 22nd MEU are currently deployed with Amphibious Squadron 6 aboard the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and will continue to train and improve the MEU’s ability to operate as a cohesive and effective Marine Air Ground Task Force. The 22nd MEU is a multi-mission capable force comprised of Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced); Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22; Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; and its Command Element.

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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit