Dec 10, 2010

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) commanding general and sergeant major stand with Lt. Col. Douglas Gasgow, commanding officer for the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 (Reduced) (Reinforced) “Flying Tigers,” and a small group of his Marines in front of a disabled H-47 Chinook. The Marines conducted an external lift for the Chinook, returning the aircraft for repairs to Forward Operating Base Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Tigers and their CH-53E Super Stallions are the only aircraft in country capable of a 23,500 pound external lift.

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