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September 15, 2021

CH-53K King Stallion Logs First Successful Fleet Mission

Marine Corps’ Heavy Lift Capability Is Ready For More

The first official fleet mission for the Marine Corps’ new heavy lift capability took place in the White Mountains of California Sunday, September 5. A CH-53K King Stallion successfully recovered a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter during the two day operation. The testing is in the midst of Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Ca.

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