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Remarkable Images Of The CH-53 Stallion Helicopter

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Ch-53 Images Helicopter in air
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 464 flies during Exercise Frigid Condor above Fort Drum, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2017. HMH-464 conducted the exercise to increase the squadron’s operational readiness in extreme conditions.
Lance Cpl. Jered Stone, U.S. Marine Corps

Sikorsky CH-53 Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 464 flies during Exercise Frigid Condor above Fort Drum, N.Y. These CH-53 images were photographed by military veterans and service members. 

CH-53 Super Stallion Helicopter Front
The CH-53K King Stallion flies a test flight in West Palm Beach, Fla. on March 22, 2017. Lockheed Martin announced the CH-53K King Stallion passed its Defense Acquisition Board assessment that approved for the aircraft to begin low-rate initial production on April 4, 2017. The CH-53K will be considered the most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense and is scheduled to completely replace the CH-53E Super Stallion by 2030.
Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton, U.S. Marine Corps

The CH-53K King Stallion flies a test flight in West Palm Beach, Fla.

CH-53 Super Stallion night
An Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) directs the pilot of a CH-53E Super Stallion during a landing on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency.
Petty Officer 3rd Class William Sykes, U.S. Navy

An Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) directs the pilot of a CH-53E Super Stallion during a landing on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

CH-53 Sea Stallion Parked sun rise
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 “Heavy Haulers” prepare to conduct cold weather training at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC), Bridgeport, Calif., Feb.1. The CH-53E Super Stallion’s versatility and maneuverability is an important asset in the terrain surrounding MCMWTC and facilitates mission during the training exercise.
Pfc. Dylan Overbay, U.S. Marine Corps

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 “Heavy Haulers” prepare to conduct cold weather training at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC), Bridgeport, California.

CH-53 Images Sea Stallion Refuels in Air
U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) refuel during FINEX-3 near Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2016. FINEX-3 was part of Weapons Tactics Instructors (WTI) course 1-17, a seven week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. MAWTS-1 provides standardized advanced 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.
Lance Cpl. Andrew Huff, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) refuel during FINEX-3 near Yuma, Ariz. These CH-53 images were photographed by military veterans and service members. 

CH-53 Helicopter propeller
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion sits on the flightline at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, March 11, 2017, during the 2017 NAF El Centro Airshow. The CH-53 is the heaviest and largest helicopter used in the U.S. military, capable of carrying 16 tons of cargo or enough Marines for combat or humanitarian missions.
Airman 1st Class Kirby Turbak, U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion sits on the flightline at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.

CH-53 Sea Stallion Preflight checks
A Marine assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced), performs post flight maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The ship is underway conducting amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration operations in preparation for a deployment.
Chad S Swysgood

A Marine assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced), performs post flight maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

CH-53 Sea Stallion Lifts Vehicle
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, carried a Humvee during an external lift training at Landing Zone West Field aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, March 8, 2017. This training improves proficiency for the pilots when moving supplies while Marines on the ground conditioned themselves to safely prepare dual and single load lifts.
Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres, U.S. Marine Corps

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, carried a Humvee during an external lift training at Landing Zone West Field aboard Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay.

CH-53 Images Sea Stallion Snow Take off
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 464 flies near Brunswick, Maine, Jan. 22, 2017. HMH-464 conducted the exercise to increase the squadron’s operational readiness in extreme conditions.
Lance Cpl. Jered Stone, U.S. Marine Corps

A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 464 flies near Brunswick, Maine, Jan. 22, 2017. HMH-464 conducted the exercise to increase the squadron’s operational readiness in extreme conditions. These CH-53 images were photographed by military veterans and service members. 

CH53 Sea Stallion Boards Aircraft Carrier
Sailors attach chocks and chains to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Whidbey Island is deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate McDonald, U.S. Navy

Sailors attach chocks and chains to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41).

CH-53 Sea Stallion tails
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, depart Port-au-Prince, Haiti aboard CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters after their mission with Joint Task Force Matthew to assist the U.S. Agency of International Development with relief operations to the victims of Hurricane Matthew comes to an end, Oct. 18, 2016. JTF Matthew was a U.S. Southern Command lead humanitarian assistance, disaster relief effort in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Matthew was a category 4 hurricane that formed in the Western Atlantic Ocean and affected Haiti, eastern Cuba, and the Bahamas before moving up the southeast coast of the United States.
Sgt. Adwin Esters, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, depart Port-au-Prince, Haiti aboard CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters.

CH-53 Sea Stallion Machine Gun
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adam Lindsey, a CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 464, fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a course of fire above Fort Drum, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2017. HMH-464 conducted the exercise to increase the squadron’s operational readiness in extreme conditions.
Lance Cpl. Jered Stone, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adam Lindsey, a CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 464, fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a course of fire above Fort Drum, N.Y.

CH-53 Images of Cockpit
U.S. Marines with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pilot a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz on Sept. 24, 2016. 22nd MEU, deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is maintaining regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Sgt. Ryan Young, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marines with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pilot a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz. These CH-53 images were photographed by military veterans and service members. 

CH-53 Sea Stallion Boat drop
A Reconnaissance Marine, assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked on amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), jumps from a CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, during a helo cast exercise. A helo cast is a method used to insert reconnaissance and surveillance teams for amphibious reconnaissance missions requiring small boat operations. Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is on a routine patrol, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance warfighting readiness and posture forward as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax, U.S. Navy

A Reconnaissance Marine, assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), jumps from a CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, during a helo cast exercise.

CH-53 Sea Stallion Cargo
A U.S. Marine with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), scans the water from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz on Sept. 24, 2016. 22nd MEU, deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is maintaining regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Sgt. Ryan Young, U.S. Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), scans the water from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz.

CH-53 Helicopters Landing on carrier
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The ship is underway conducting amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration operations in preparation for a deployment.
Chad S Swysgood

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).

CH-53 Images Marines Loading
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, board a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (reinforced), after participating in an exercise to secure Orote Airfield on U.S. Naval Base Guam during Exercise Valiant Shield . VS16 is a biennial field exercise with a primary focus on interoperability and integration of joint training among U.S. forces.
Petty Officer 1st Class John Johnson, U.S. Navy

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, board a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (reinforced). These CH-53 images were photographed by military veterans and service members. 

Sea Stallion Maintenance
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Dennis Hahn, a CH-53E Super Stallion pilot with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, deployed in support of Joint Task Force Matthew, performs maintenance inspections on a CH-53E Super Stallion prior to taking off on a mission to deliver emergency supplies at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 12, 2016. JTF Matthew, a U.S. Southern Command-directed team deployed to Port-au-Prince at the request of the Government of Haiti, is supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development’s disaster relief operations in Haiti during the critical early stages after the island country was struck by Hurricane Matthew.
Cpl. Kimberly Aguirre, U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Dennis Hahn, a CH-53E Super Stallion pilot with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, deployed in support of Joint Task Force Matthew, performs maintenance inspections on a CH-53E Super Stallion.

CH53 Sea Stallion Lifts tank
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) externally lifts a Light Armored Vehicle 25 during CH-53 tactics exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II, Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2016. The exercise is part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 1-17, 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.
Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg, U.S. Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) externally lifts a Light Armored Vehicle 25 during CH-53 tactics exercise at Auxiliary Airfield II, Yuma, Ariz.

CH-53 Sea Stallion Side machine gun
A U.S. Marine with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), scans the water from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz on Sept. 24, 2016. 22nd MEU, deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, is maintaining regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Sgt. Ryan Young, U.S. Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), scans the water from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz.

Ch-53 Sea stallion Folding up
Marines perform maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM-365), on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.
Jess E Toner

Marines perform maintenance on a CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM-365), on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).

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