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Aerial Ops at WTI

Maj. James Vallario, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aircraft Group 13, right, and Maj. John Grunke, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, left, train in their aircraft during the spring Weapons and Tactics Instructors’ Course hosted by MAWTS-1 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 30. WTI is hosted twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.



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This work, Aerial Ops at WTI [Image 15 of 15], by Cpl William Waterstreet, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.30.2013

Date Posted:04.04.2013 23:47

Photo ID:900892

VIRIN:130330-M-TE786-001

Resolution:4656x2760

Size:7.92 MB

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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