'Ode to Joy'

'Ode to Joy'

August 22, 2011

Photo of the Day

Helicopter support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, wait for a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced) to move into position so the Marines can attach two more palettes aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), Aug. 19, 2011. Landing support Marines conduct external lift drills to maintain mission effectiveness. The Marines and Sailors of the 22nd MEU are currently deployed with Amphibious Squadron 6 (PHIBRON 6) aboard the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) 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 an Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced)(VMM-263 (REIN)); a Logistics Combat Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 22(CLB 22); a Ground Combat Element, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment(BLT 2/2) and its Command Element. (Photo by Cpl. John Raufmann)

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