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The flight line footprint: ‘The first and finest’ Harrier squadron ramps up for Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Matthew T. Floyd, an ordnance technician with Marine Attack Squadron 231, mounts a gun and ammunition pack to the bottom of an AV-8B harrier inside the squadron’s hangar at Cherry Point, June 8. The VMA-231 Marines are preparing all of the squadron’s Harriers for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The squadron heads to Twentynine Palms, Calif., next month for the deployment training exercise, Enhanced Mojave Viper.



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This work, The flight line footprint: ‘The first and finest’ Harrier squadron ramps up for Afghanistan, by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.08.2012

Date Posted:06.13.2012 17:00

Photo ID:601784

VIRIN:120608-M-XK427-001

Resolution:5100x3300

Size:6.6 MB

Location:HAVELOCK, NC, USGlobe

Hometown:CHARLOTTE, NC, US

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  • Lance Cpl. Matthew T. Floyd, an ordnance technician with Marine Attack Squadron 231, mounts a gun and ammunition pack to the bottom of an AV-8B harrier inside the squadron’s hangar at Cherry Point, June 8. The VMA-231 Marines are preparing all of the squadron’s Harriers for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. The squadron heads to 29 Palms, Calif., next month for the deployment training exercise, Enhanced Mojave Viper.
  • Ordnance technicians with Marine Attack Squadron 231,(Left) Lance Cpl. Matthew T. Floyd, a Charlotte, N.C., native, and Pfc. Bruce N. Craigwell, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, prepare the bottom of an AV-8B Harrier to be mounted with a gun and ammunition pack inside the squadron’s hangar at Cherry Point, June 8. Ordnance Marines are responsible for anything on the aircraft that has to do with weapons, from the guns, to the bombs and the racks the bombs are mounted on. The Marines are preparing all of the squadron’s Harriers for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Next month they head to 29 Palms, Calif., for the deployment training exercise, Enhanced Mojave Viper.
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  • Powerline Marines, with Marine Attack Squadron 231, conduct pre-flight inspections on the unit’s AV-8B Harriers on the flight line at Cherry Point, June 8. The powerline Marines handle the launching and recovery of aircraft, as well as the engine maintenance and fueling. In preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, the squadron heads to 29 Palms, Calif., next month for the deployment training exercise, Enhanced Mojave Viper.

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