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Jun 7, 2010

Corporal Dustin S. Miller, a UH-1 Huey helicopter crew chief with Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, points out an emergency escape point through the window of a UH-1 Huey during a safety class for firefighters with Fort A.P. Hill Fire Department and Emergency Services at an airfield aboard Fort A.P. Hill, Va., June 9. ::r::::n::During the demonstration, Marines taught necessary emergency information on VMM-22 Ospreys, AH-1W Super Cobras and UH-1N Hueys. The firefighters received an in-depth class on all information they would need in emergency situations.::r::::n::The class provided by the Marines was very thorough said Capt. Samuel H. Hill, lead firefighter with Fort A.P. Hill Fire Department and Emergency Services.::r::::n::"The information was very informative especially for planes that we have never been physically close to," said Hill. "They covered things we would be concerned with if we needed to provide emergency services for these types of aircraft."::r::::n::The 26th MEU is currently conducting Realistic Urban Training aboard Fort A.P. Hill, Va. During the 18-day training evolution, the MEU will conduct several urban training exercises as part of its pre-deployment training. The urban environment is among the most challenging tactical environments MEU Marines may face. 26th MEU is scheduled to deploy later this fall.

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