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Oct 28, 2015

Military police Marines conduct fast roping out of a CH-53E Super Stallion in support of Blue Chromite 16 in the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 28, 2015. The Marines, with the help of a military working dog, were tasked with tracking down the pilot and two downed aircrew members on a simulated downed aircraft. Blue Chromite is a large-scale amphibious exercise that draws primarily from III Marine Expeditionary Force’s training resources on Okinawa. The location of the training allows participating units to maintain a forward-deployed posture and eliminates the cost of traveling to train. The Marines are with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. The CH-53E Super Stallion is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I MEF.

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