Pic of the Day – Dropping from a Helicopter

INDIAN OCEAN (March 24, 2011) Marines assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) drop from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Squadron (HMM) 163 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) while conducting a fast rope exercise. Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group underway with the 13th MEU on a western Pacific deployment. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trevor Welsh/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy 7th Fleet Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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