Join a Marines “Jump Jet” on a flight over the Mediterranean sea off USS Kearsarge

Apr 24 2013 - Leave a Comment

Take a seat and watch the following interesting video.

It shows Capt. David Neely, an AV-8B Harrier Pilot assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), during a mission off the USS Kearsarge (LHD3), Mediterranean Sea, Mar. 28, 2013.

At the 03:10 mark, note the pilot shaking his head after the vertical landing: a gesture suggesting he might be unsatisfied about the way he got on the ship (rough, short, unbalanced).

AV-8B

The 26th MEU is deployed to the 6th Fleet’s area of operations (AOR) where it operates as a  forward-deployed, sea-based quick reaction force.

The MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations.

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