Published on Apr 23, 2013
Video by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki 26th Marine Expeditionary UnitCapt. David Neely, an AV-8B Harrier Pilot assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts flight operations off the USS Kearsarge (LHD3), Mediterranean Sea, March 28, 2013. The 26th MEU is deployed to the 6th Fleet's area of operations. The 26th MEU operates continuously across the globe, providing the President and unified combatant commanders with 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. (U.S. Marine Corps motion media by Gunnery Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki/Released).