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Isle Marines deploying to Australia

The forces are part of the first aviation combat unit to head to the country

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 25, 2014

~~<p>More Hawaii Marines are headed to Australia as the U.S. military increases its presence in the country and the Asia-Pacific with &quot;rotational&quot; forces instead of permanent bases.</p>
<p>Four big CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters and about 100 Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 are part of the first aviation combat element to head down under in line with expanding Marine Corps training in Australia.</p>
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More Hawaii Marines are headed to Australia as the U.S. military increases its presence in the country and the Asia-Pacific with "rotational" forces instead of permanent bases.

Four big CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters and about 100 Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 are part of the first aviation combat element to head down under in line with expanding Marine Corps training in Australia. Login for more...



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