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27 July 2016
A UH-1Y Venom helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367 flies over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, during a Max Launch operation, May 6, 2014. Marine Aircraft (MAG) Group 24 conducted the flyby operation to improve interoperability between air and ground elements that included HMLA-367 and Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463 operating in the air while Marine Wing Support Detachment (MWSD) 24 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 24 maintained forward arming and refueling points on the ground. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

UH-1Y Venom flying over Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay HI—DoD photo by Lance Cpl Aaron S. Patterson

A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey hovers over a landing zone before inserting Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division during a heavy Huey raid at K-9 Village, Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2015. The exercise is part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 1-16, a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized 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 photograph by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jorge Dimmer, MAWTS-1 COMCAM/ Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey hovers to a landing zone bringing Marines to a heavy Huey training raid—U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jorge Dimmer

Royal Jordanian Air Force AS332 Super Puma and AH-1 Cobra helicopters fly away after dropping off special operations forces service members during a demonstration as part of exercise Eager Tiger 2014 at an air base in northern Jordan May 14, 2014. The Eager Tiger Falcon Air Meet is an annual competition and training exercise for countries that fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler McLain, U.S. Air Force/Released)

Royal Jordanian Air Force AS332 Super Puma, Black Hawk and AH-1 Cobra helicopters departing—DoD photo by SSgt Tyler McLain

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade prepare to land at Tactical Base Gamberi during a visit from senior Afghan National Army and Resolute Support leaders July 30, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prepare to land at Tactical Base Gamberi—U.S. Army photo by Capt Jarrod Morris

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Steven Kinney and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Reinhardt, both AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Phoenix, conduct an armed aerial escort mission over Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2013. (DoD photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg, U.S. Army/Released)

U.S. Army 1st Lt Steven Kinney and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Reinhardt, both AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, conduct an armed aerial escort mission over Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Dec 2013—DoD photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg

An Afghan Air Force Russian Mil MI-17 helicopter takes off from Camp Shorabak, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 25, 2011, following a medical evacuation mission for Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers. Planning and coordination was done by ANA combat medics, who also handled the transfer of patients. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Terrance J. Solin Jr., U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

An Afghan Air Force Russian Mil Mi 17 “Hip” helicopter leaving Camp Shorabak, Helmand Province, Afghanistan July 2011 following a medical evacuation mission for Afghan National Army—DoD photo by Lance Cpl Terrance J. Solin Jr.

071112-N-1465K-005 PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 12, 2007) - An MH-53E Sea Dragon, from Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 15, performs mine countermeasure training using the MK-105 sled. HM-15 is deployed aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is conducting mine countermeasure exercises to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's ability to defend against mine-laying operations and ensure open access to sea lanes. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. John L. Kline (RELEASED)

An MH-53E Sea Dragon using the MK-105 mine countermeasure sled—U.S. Navy photo by Lt Cmdr John L. Kline

An Afghan air force Mi-17 helicopter lands as part of an air assault exercise with members of the Kandahar Air Wing Security Forces Kandak Nov. 10, 2013, near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Members of the kandak conducted fly away training with NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan advisers from the 443rd and 441st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadrons. The 18-person class was taught the basics of air assault, including infiltration and exfiltration, unloading and loading from an aircraft and how to secure an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Anastasia Wasem)

An Afghan air force Mil Mi 17 “Hip” helicopter landing near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan—U.S. Air Force photo by Capt Anastasia Wasem

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