pre deployment training

Royal Marines from the Commando Mobile Air Operations Team conducting load lifting operations with a SeaKing Mk4 helicopter from 845 Naval Air Squadron during Exercise Pashtun Commando in Jordan.

Royal Naval personnel from 845 Naval Air Squadron normally based at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset have been deployed to Aqaba, Jordan to conduct Environmental Training (ET) and Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) during Exercise Pashtun Commando 2013

Based at King Hussein International Air Base the training mostly takes place in the Jordanian desert surrounding Aqaba and provides helicopter aircrews and ground crews with essential training in preparation for future operations.

Force Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit perform a diving exit while conducting an initial High Altitude Low Opening jump out of an MV-22B Osprey at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue Field, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014. Air support for the training was provided by the MEU’s Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced). The training took place as part of pre-deployment training in preparation for the 24th MEUâs deployment at the end of the year.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek/ Released)

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Marines Train for Upcoming Deployment Warning: Extremely Motivating Content Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit go through the seven-month gauntlet of pre-deployment training. The Marines practiced everything from boarding vessels to simulated helo crashes. Video by: Cpl. Joshua Rudy