(Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31, 2016: Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment ride in the back of a CH-53E Super Stallion on their way to seize Ie Island’s airfield from an enemy force, during a drill on Oct. 31, 2016. The seizure was part of Blue Chromite 2017 on and around Okinawa, Japan. Read more about the exercise here.

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