Mar 24, 2015

Lance Cpl. Steven Atwood, left, and Lance Cpl. Keegan Smith, both aviation mechanics with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, scrub a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter March 17, 2015, in preparation for an inspection aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The unit prepared five CH-53Es to send to Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, Australia later this year. It takes 1,500 man-hours per aircraft to make the aircraft inspection-ready for deployment to Australia.

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