Valiant Shield: helicopter raid to secure Orote Airfield on U.S. Naval Base Guam

by Lance Cpl. Makenzie Fallon

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit offload a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 during Valiant Shield 16 at Orote Air Field on Naval Base Guam, Sept. 20, 2016.

The Marines seized the airfield and blocked, secured and conducted a relief in place.

VS16 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise that focuses on joint training with U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force to increase interoperability and working relationships. 

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