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Cherry Point radar, control Marines maintain safety, keep eyes on sky

Staff Sgt. Ralph F. Pyles III, an approach controller with the Air Traffic Control tower, watches as an aircraft touches down on a Cherry Point runway Nov. 21.



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This work, Cherry Point radar, control Marines maintain safety, keep eyes on sky, by LCpl Grace Waladkewics, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.21.2013

Date Posted:12.30.2013 12:06

Photo ID:1144799

VIRIN:131121-M-SR938-027

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:3.78 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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