Helicopter Support Team (HST) training exercise

Published December 29, 2020 5 Views

Rumble Credit: Lance Cpl. Colton Nicks | Date Taken: 12/17/2020
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a Helicopter Support Team (HST) training exercise with a Marine CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, carrying a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Heavy Guns Carrier as part of MEU Exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan on Dec. 17, 2020. HST training is conducted to increase proficiency in logistics tasks and enhance the ability to execute potential contingency missions carried out by the 31st MEU. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Nicks)