South China Sea Tail Gunnery
March 17, 2020
March 14, 2020 - A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M2 Browning .50 Caliber machine gun off of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with VMM-265 (Rein.), 31st MEU, after departing amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the South China Sea.
America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell