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VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 311 take their first steps back on MCAS Yuma soil, June 7.



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This work, VMA-311 gives up the ocean, returns to the desert [Image 2 of 7], by Cpl Shelby Shields, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.06.2012

Date Posted:06.14.2012 13:07

Photo ID:602910

VIRIN:120606-M-#####-680

Resolution:2592x1728

Size:8.38 MB

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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