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Marines host youngsters' field trip to Cherry Point flight line

Second and fifth-graders spin the wheels on the back ramp of a KC-130J Hercules transport plane during a visit to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Sept. 26. Twenty-eight students from St. Paul Catholic School in nearby New Bern, N.C., took a field trip to the air station to visit the Hercules squadron and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. “It’s rejuvenating for the Marines to see these kids out here,” said Hercules pilot Maj. Edward Fergus.



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This work, Marines host youngsters' field trip to Cherry Point flight line [Image 8 of 11], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.26.2012

Date Posted:10.03.2012 17:56

Photo ID:675670

VIRIN:120926-M-XK427-007

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:1.68 MB

Location:HAVELOCK, NC, USGlobe

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