The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed on 25 March 2021. The duo, with an aviation combat element (ACE) Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron (VMM) 162 Reinforced embarked is operating in the Celtic Sea, just south of Ireland from mid-April 2021. This area is rarely visited by such an ARG.
The ACE consists out of MV-22Bs from VMM-162 Golden Eagles ('YS-0x' and 'YS-1x'), a detachment of a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) with CH-53Es ('YS-2x') and a Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) with UH-1Y and AH-1Z ('YS-3x' and 'YS-4x') as well as a detachment of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 Bulldogs with AV-8Bs ('YS-5x').
The Iwo Jima itself has Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 Chargers ('HW-xx') assigned.