U.S. Southern Command Photo Gallery
VMM-365 Marines carry 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit elements to Haiti
A CH-53 Super Stallion with VMM-365, attached to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off from USS Mesa Verde to conduct surveys of potential beach landing sites and airfields for upcoming humanitarian and disaster relief operations to assist the Republic of Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, a Category IV storm that passed through the area causing flooding, destroying vital infrastructure within the country and displacing Haitian local nationals. These aircraft provide unique heavy lifting and transport capabilities to the 24th MEU, allowing rapid transference of supplies and material from sea to shore.