Images: Hercules keep Harriers high above Yuma during WTI [Image 5 of 7]
Photo by Capt. Staci Reidinger
Cruising at over 13,000' above Yuma, Ariz. on Oct. 11, KC-130 pilot U.S. Marine Capt. Joshua Mallow left, and KC-130 pilot Weapons and Training Instructor U.S. Marine Capt. Kevin Herrmann, steady the KC-130J Hercules and prepare for AV-8B refueling operations as a part of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron's WTI course at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Mallow, a native of Crawfordville, Fla. and Herrmann, a native of Newburn, NC provide vital aerial refueling support to rotary and fixed wing aircraft during WTI which began in September 2012 and is designed to provide advanced level aviation and Marine Air Ground Task Force training for U.S. and international military forces. With optimal weather and open space ranges, MCAS Yuma, which is home to MAWTS-1, is the busiest air station in the Marine Corps.