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Staff Sgt. Hugo Paniagua, an Aerial Observer with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Brooklyn, N.Y., native, helps Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, get seated as they board a CH-53D Sea Stallion at Forward Operating Base Delhi, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559219/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lCEWBVODA#ixzz1s0NXOiEs

Staff Sgt. Hugo Paniagua, an Aerial Observer with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Brooklyn, N.Y., native, helps Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, get seated as they board a CH-53D Sea Stallion at Forward Operating Base Delhi, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559219/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lCEWBVODA#ixzz1s0NXOiEs

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Sgt. Matthew Marsh, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Toledo, Ohio, native, scans the surrounding area for activity during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559220/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lBwmBVODA#ixzz1s0NBtfdB

Sgt. Matthew Marsh, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Toledo, Ohio, native, scans the surrounding area for activity during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.

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Sgt. Matthew Marsh, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Toledo, Ohio, native, searches the surrounding area for activity during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559221/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lBfmBVODA#ixzz1s0Mw5YKG

Sgt. Matthew Marsh, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Toledo, Ohio, native, searches the surrounding area for activity during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559221/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lBfmBVODA#ixzz1s0Mw5YKG

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Gunnery Sgt. John Delgado, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Rock Falls, Ill., native, waves the Marines of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, off a CH-53D Sea Stallion during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559222/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lBMGBVODA#ixzz1s0McJ3RB

Gunnery Sgt. John Delgado, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Rock Falls, Ill., native, waves the Marines of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, off a CH-53D Sea Stallion during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559222/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lBMGBVODA#ixzz1s0McJ3RB

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Gunnery Sgt. John Delgado, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and a native of Rock Falls, Ill., scans for activity while manning a .50-caliber machine gun during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559223/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lA22BVODA#ixzz1s0MHEB1q

Gunnery Sgt. John Delgado, a Crew Chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and a native of Rock Falls, Ill., scans for activity while manning a .50-caliber machine gun during a vehicle interdiction operation in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.

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Staff Sgt. Hugo Paniagua, an Aerial Observer with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Brooklyn, N.Y., native, scans the surrounding area for activity in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012. HMH-362 assisted Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in a vehicle interdiction operation, searching for narcotics and weapons. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559224/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lAnWBVODA#ixzz1s0Lyagd5

Staff Sgt. Hugo Paniagua, an Aerial Observer with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Brooklyn, N.Y., native, scans the surrounding area for activity in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012. HMH-362 assisted Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in a vehicle interdiction operation, searching for narcotics and weapons. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559224/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lAnWBVODA#ixzz1s0Lyagd5

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Staff Sgt. Christopher Ballance, a Platoon Sergeant with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Elizabeth City, N.C., native, shows his Marines instructions explaining how the squad will exit the CH-53D Sea Stallion once they land in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/559226/ugly-angels-assist-3-3-narcotics-weapons-search-operation#.T4lABGBVODA#ixzz1s0LkygtW

Staff Sgt. Christopher Ballance, a Platoon Sergeant with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and Elizabeth City, N.C., native, shows his Marines instructions explaining how the squad will exit the CH-53D Sea Stallion once they land in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2012.

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Pfc. Juvahne Bramwell, left, an assistant gunner and a Stephen City, Va., native, and Lance Cpl. Rawshean Haynes, a gunner and a Warren, Ohio, native, both with Alpha Battery, 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, spot and prepare to lock onto a notional enemy aircraft on San Clemente, Calif., March 14. The battery Marines use a shoulder-fired Stinger training missile during a training exercise, preparing for future deployments.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/543489/snipers-sky-3rd-laad-bn-trains-san-clemente-island#.T2s0xZjaZRA#ixzz1pr5lNDru

Pfc. Juvahne Bramwell, left, an assistant gunner and a Stephen City, Va., native, and Lance Cpl. Rawshean Haynes, a gunner and a Warren, Ohio, native, both with Alpha Battery, 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, spot and prepare to lock onto a notional enemy aircraft on San Clemente, Calif., March 14. The battery Marines use a shoulder-fired Stinger training missile during a training exercise, preparing for future deployments.

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Hundreds gathered at the Camp Pendleton flight line March 2 for a memorial service held in honor of six of the seven Marines lost in a helicopter collision during a training exercise near Yuma, Arizona, Feb. 22. Also available in high definition.

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Military battle crosses are set up as a symbolic representation honoring fallen Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2. A memorial service was held honoring six Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 who were killed during a helicopter collision near Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 22.Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/534692/hmla-469-memorial-service-honors-fallen-marines#.T1pjZbyF8V4#ixzz1oeVJeEqd

Military battle crosses are set up as a symbolic representation honoring fallen Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 2. A memorial service was held honoring six Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 who were killed during a helicopter collision near Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 22.

Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/534692/hmla-469-memorial-service-honors-fallen-marines#.T1pjZbyF8V4#ixzz1oeVJeEqd