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    Going out with flare: XO’s last flight [Image 3 of 4]

    Going out with flare: XO’s last flight

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, UNITED STATES

    03.14.2012

    Photo by Pfc. Christopher Johns 

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

    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.

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    Date Taken: 03.14.2012
    Date Posted: 03.16.2012 15:45
    Photo ID: 543408
    VIRIN: 120314-M-OB827-222
    Resolution: 3504x2336
    Size: 4.84 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, US 

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