Staring Down the Beast
Image by United States Marine Corps Official Page
You voted, and this week’s Corps Top Shot comes from Cpl. Glen Santy.
The heavy-lift helicopter of the Marine Corps can carry a 26,000-pound Light Armored Vehicle, 16 tons of cargo 50 miles and back, or enough combat-loaded Marines to lead an assault or humanitarian operation.
A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 hovers over a M777 155 mm Howitzer while Marines from 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, Lima Battery, attach it to the aircraft in support of Exercise Mailed Fist at a range outside of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 21. Exercise Mailed Fist is a large-scale exercise conducted by 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Glen Santy)