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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 wait to approach a cargo hookup site in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history with the landing support team Marines and the Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter by performing the first unmanned, mid-flight cargo hookups.
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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 wait to approach a cargo hookup site in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history with the landing support team Marines and the Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter by performing the first unmanned, mid-flight cargo hookups.

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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 return from familiarizing themselves with the downward thrust of a Kaman K1200, or “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter during initial testing in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 pioneered the first unmanned, mid-flight external cargo hookups, and delivered approximately 6,000 pounds of gear in their first day of testing.
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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 return from familiarizing themselves with the downward thrust of a Kaman K1200, or “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter during initial testing in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 pioneered the first unmanned, mid-flight external cargo hookups, and delivered approximately 6,000 pounds of gear in their first day of testing.

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Sgt. Brianna Conte, a landing support team leader with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 and Lafayette, Calif., native, directs her team after executing an external cargo hookup with a hovering Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. The CLB-5 Marines made history with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 by performing the world’s first unmanned “hot hookups” and assisting in the delivery of nearly 6,000 pounds of gear on the first day of trials.
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Sgt. Brianna Conte, a landing support team leader with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 and Lafayette, Calif., native, directs her team after executing an external cargo hookup with a hovering Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. The CLB-5 Marines made history with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 by performing the world’s first unmanned “hot hookups” and assisting in the delivery of nearly 6,000 pounds of gear on the first day of trials.

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Landing support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 prepare to hook cargo to a hovering Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 23. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history by being the first organization to test the K-MAX’s ability to perform mid-flight, unmanned cargo hookups with Marines on the ground.
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Landing support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 prepare to hook cargo to a hovering Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 23. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history by being the first organization to test the K-MAX’s ability to perform mid-flight, unmanned cargo hookups with Marines on the ground.

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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 wait to approach a cargo hookup site in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history with the landing support team Marines and the Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter by performing the first unmanned, mid-flight cargo hookups.
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Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 wait to approach a cargo hookup site in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history with the landing support team Marines and the Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter by performing the first unmanned, mid-flight cargo hookups.

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Landing support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 rush toward a hovering Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history with the CLB-5 Marines by performing the first ever unmanned, mid-flight cargo hookups, also known as “hot hookups.”
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Landing support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 rush toward a hovering Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history with the CLB-5 Marines by performing the first ever unmanned, mid-flight cargo hookups, also known as “hot hookups.”

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A Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 hovers over a cargo load in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. The squadron broke new ground with the platform by performing the first mid-flight, unmanned cargo hookups with landing support team Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 5.
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A Kaman K1200, “K-MAX,” unmanned helicopter with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 hovers over a cargo load in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. The squadron broke new ground with the platform by performing the first mid-flight, unmanned cargo hookups with landing support team Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 5.

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Marines with Regimental Combat Team 5 and members of the Afghan National Army’s military police post security while performing vehicle interdiction operations in southwestern Afghanistan May 17. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 flew the Marines and Afghan personnel along known drug trafficking routes looking for suspicious vehicles.
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Marines with Regimental Combat Team 5 and members of the Afghan National Army’s military police post security while performing vehicle interdiction operations in southwestern Afghanistan May 17. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 flew the Marines and Afghan personnel along known drug trafficking routes looking for suspicious vehicles.

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Sgt. Enrique Zamora, a crew chief from Los Fresnos, Texas, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, struggles to see through a thick dust storm over southwestern Afghanistan May 17. The squadron supported vehicle interdiction operations with members of the Afghan National Army’s military police and Regimental Combat Team 5.
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Sgt. Enrique Zamora, a crew chief from Los Fresnos, Texas, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, struggles to see through a thick dust storm over southwestern Afghanistan May 17. The squadron supported vehicle interdiction operations with members of the Afghan National Army’s military police and Regimental Combat Team 5.

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Marines with Regimental Combat Team 5 and members of the Afghan National Army’s military police question local Afghans in southwestern Afghanistan May 17. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 supported vehicle interdiction operations, searching for potential drug traffickers in the area.
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Marines with Regimental Combat Team 5 and members of the Afghan National Army’s military police question local Afghans in southwestern Afghanistan May 17. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 supported vehicle interdiction operations, searching for potential drug traffickers in the area.