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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 21, 2021) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) remove chains and wheel chocks from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), before takeoff, April 21, 2021. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine training as part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Together, the 11th MEU, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1, and ships are designated as an ARG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Ian M. Simmons)

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Photo by: Lance Cpl. Ian Simmons |  VIRIN: 210421-M-PQ699-1061.JPG