‘Phrogs’ retire as Corps transitions to Osprey

Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), wait to load a CH-46E Sea Knight for fast-rope training during Exercise Red Reef 13, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jan. 7, 2013. Red Reef is a bilateral amphibious exercise between the 15th MEU and Saudi forces that focuses on expanding levels of cooperation, enhancing mutual maritime capabilities, as well as promoting long-term regional stability and interoperability between U.S. forces and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the USS Peleliu Group, and is scheduled to complete its eight-month deployment and return to Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton Sept. 13. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bobby J. Gonzalez/Released)