Images: Going out with flare: XO’s last flight [Image 3 of 4]
Photo by Pfc. Christopher Johns
A flare burns to simulate attracting the attention of heat-seeking weapons during a Ground Threat Reaction training exercise, March 15. The flares used during the training are meant to act as decoys for infrared and heat-seeking weapon systems, confusing the enemy and neutralizing their weapons.
Date Posted:03.16.2012 15:03
Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, US