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From Okinawa To Palau – Marines Exercise EABO During MEFEX 21

February 10, 2021

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, showcased expeditionary advanced basing capabilities February 7, 2020 as part of MEFEX 21, travelling from Okinawa to the Republic of Palau during a joint expeditionary refueling exercise. Two KC-130J Hercules aircraft flew to the Republic of Palau with refueling Marines and a P-19A Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle, refueled a U.S. Navy Poseidon P-8, and quickly returned. While this exercise displayed a critical logistics capability, it highlights the broader critical role U.S. Marine KC-130J aircraft assume in an expeditionary environment…


U.S. Marines conducted an expeditionary refueling exercise with a U.S. Navy Poseidon P-8 with Patrol Squadron 5 during MEFEX 21, in Airai Republic of Palau, February 7.