A MAGTF-2 picture story that flies; CSSD-22, HMH-464 team for HST

3 Aug 2002 | Lance Cpl. G. Lane Miley

Blowing winds, flying sand and 110-degree plus temperatures couldn't stop the "Red Patchers" of Combat Service Support Detachment-22 during routine Helicopter Support Team training at Landing Zone Wilson here.

The landing support specialists teamed with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464's CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters to practice airlifting different Corps' items from place-to-place. Many of the items moved today, hardback humvees and pallets of Meals-Ready-to-Eat, may be crucial resupplies during Combined Arms Exercise 9-02's final exercise, FINEX, later this month.

CSSD-22 is home-based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. HMH-464 rests its flight gear at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. Both units are here to support Marine Air Ground Task Force-2 during CAX 9-02.