U.S. Marines board a helicopter on USS Gunston Hall.
180708-M-ZP794-1248.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Justin Smith

At Sea - U.S. Marine Cpl. Gage Weber, a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crew chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, uses hand and arm signals to communicate with a U.S. sailor on the flight deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) while conducting flight operations off the coast of Belize, July 8, 2018. The SPMAGTF-SC aviation detachment conducted this exercise to prepare for transporting Marines from ship to shore in the event of a natural disaster or humanitarian operation. The Marines and sailors of SPMAGTF-SC are conducting security cooperation training and engineering projects alongside partner nation military forces in Central and South America. The unit is also on standby to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the event of a hurricane or other emergency in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin M. Smith)


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