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New ‘Hawks’ class rises to challenge

1st Lt. David C. Hawkins, a replacement pilot with VMAT-203, conducts checks before a training flight in an AV-8B Harrier simulator March 11. “The vertical takeoff and landing in a Harrier is the hardest thing we have learned to date,” said Hawkins.



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This work, New ‘Hawks’ class rises to challenge [Image 4 of 12], by LCpl Cory D. Polom, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.11.2013

Date Posted:03.14.2013 08:56

Photo ID:886335

VIRIN:130311-M-EY704-007

Resolution:2720x4080

Size:3.14 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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