Rapid Deployment Flight Formation
October 29, 2019
October 24, 2019 - U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 currently attached to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, fly in a formation during a rapid deployment exercise conducted by 1st MAW in Okinawa, Japan.
Marines with the 1st MAW conduct rapid deployment training to increase the confidence of III MEF’s ability to rapidly deploy and maintain a secure Indo-Pacific region while showcasing the lethality and operational flexibility of 1st MAW. As the only forward-deployed MEF, III MEF is strategically postured to quickly and effectively respond to any crisis within the Indo-Pacific region.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Amaia Unanue