Kilo Company

Marines and sailors with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st MEU  prepare to board a CH-53E Super Stallion with HMM-262 (Reinforced) to conduct a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel mission during Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 2009. MEUEX simulates operations in a field environment, focusing on mission planning, communications and the essential maritime operations the MEU is responsible for while deployed throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

(Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella 3/10/2009)