Marines Board Helicopter In Exercise Iron Fist 2012

PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 6, 2012) Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) board a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during flight quarters aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is participating in Exercise Iron Fist 2012. Iron Fist is a training exercise between U.S. Marines and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force designed to increase interoperability and amphibious capabilities throughout U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Russell.

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