Al Anbar, Iraq

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10 April 2007, Cpl. Peter J. Ramos from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, provides security with a M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun in a Cargo Helicopter 53 Echo while in route to Camp Al Asad, Iraq to pick up Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to be delivered to Combat Outpost Timberwolf. HMH 465 is deployed with Multi National Forces-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (Official USMC photograph by Cpl. Shane S. Keller)