A USMC CH-46E (Sea Knight) helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron Medium (HMM 262), come in for a landing on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2). Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), held Special Operations Capable Exercises (SOCEX) and spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China