Aug 24, 2017

A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 navigates to the landing support specialist Marines to hook the container to the helicopter during external lift training at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, August 21, 2017, in support of exercise Northern Viper 17. This combined-joint exercise is held to enhance regional cooperation between participating nations to collectively deter security threats. The aircraft is assigned to HMH-462, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently forward deployed under the Unit Deployment Program with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st MAW, based out of Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

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