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U.S. Marines conduct special purpose insertion and extraction exercises using a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 in Djibouti March 24, 2010. The Marines, who are from 2nd Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, performed a series of sustainment and joint exercises alongside the French and Djiboutian military during their visit. The 24th MEU is currently on a seven-month deployment with the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group as the theatre reserve force for U.S. Central Command. (DoD photo by Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda, U.S. Marine Corps/Released) Sgt. Alex C. Sauceda/courtesy Department of Defense
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