Marine Sgt. fires a GAU-17 "Vulcan" minigun at a fast inshore attack craft during a live-fire exercise on board.
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261
Mv-22B Ospreys, AV-8B harriers, UH-1N Hueys and AH-1Y Cobras with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 24th Marine Expeditionary unit, conduct flight operations aboard the USS Iwo Jima. The 24th MEU is deployed with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Read Group as a theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command and is providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility.