Marine Expeditionary Unit/Aircraft – Aviation Combat Element

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The aircraft element of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is known as the Aviation Combat Element (ACE) and is primarily comprised of 5 different aircraft – CH-53E Super Stallion, AH-1Z Viper, AV-8B Harrier, UH-1Y Venom, and MV-22 Osprey. On July 31, 2015 the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter was declared operational by the Marine Corps and is slated to gradually replace the Harrier.

Film Credits: Courtesy of The United States Marine Corps.
Derivative Works: Gung Ho Vids

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