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UNITAS 2022: USS Mesa Verde and MAGTF 25 Flight Ops
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z helicopter with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773, Marine Air Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, in support of Special Marine Air-Ground Task Force UNITAS LXIII, rests while secured aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) after conducting close air support operations along the coastal military training areas of Brazil in support of exercise UNITAS LXIII, Sept. 16, 2022. UNITAS, which is Latin for “unity,” was conceived in 1959 and has taken place annually since first conducted in 1960. This year marks the 63rd iteration of the world’s longest-running annual multinational maritime exercise. Additionally, this year Brazil will celebrate its bicentennial, a historical milestone commemorating 200 years of the country’s independence. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Major Jeremy Wheeler)

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Photo by: Maj. Jeremy Wheeler |  VIRIN: 220916-M-VM900-966.JPG