'Shutes and Ladders

A Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, climbs a rope ladder from the flight deck of the USS San Diego into a UH-1Y Super Huey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th MEU, eastern Pacific Ocean, July 30, 2014. The 11th MEU and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group are deployed as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious missions across the full range of military operations.


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