Images: Loadmasters keep Harriers fueled above Yuma during WTI [Image 4 of 7]
Photo by Capt. Staci Reidinger
Cruising at over 13,000' above Yuma, Ariz. Oct. 11, U.S. Marine loadmasters Lance Cpl. Antony Eby of Orlando, Fla. and Lance Cpl. Noah Heacox of Huntington Beach, Calif. prepare for AV-8B Harrier refueling. Both attached to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 out of Futema, Okinawa, Japan, Eby and Heacox say they absolutely love their jobs in the Corps because of the opportunities for travel and supporting the Marine Corps aviation mission. "Working as a loadmaster is kind of like going 100 mph and then slowing to about 10 mph until it's time to rev up to 100 mph all over again," said Eby.