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Lt. Col. Edward H. Carpenter looks over at a crowd of Marines during a unit volunteer event at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,  gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Lt. Col. Edward H. Carpenter looks over at a crowd of Marines during a unit volunteer event at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Marines push athlete riders along side other Marines during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing  came together to lend their feet to disabled children for an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event. The unit participated in the event to show their support for the local community and share their Espirit De Corps. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Marines push athlete riders along side other Marines during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing came together to lend their feet to disabled children for an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event. The unit participated in the event to show their support for the local community and share their Espirit De Corps. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Marines run along side volunteer runners during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing  gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Ainsley’s Angels is an organization that focuses on providing children with disabilities the oportunity to be included in runs that range in distances from 5k up to 50k. Volunteers are assigned as angels to push the athlete riders and cross the finish line. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Marines run along side volunteer runners during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Ainsley’s Angels is an organization that focuses on providing children with disabilities the oportunity to be included in runs that range in distances from 5k up to 50k. Volunteers are assigned as angels to push the athlete riders and cross the finish line. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Marines call cadences during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing  gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. The unit participated in the event to show their support for the local community and share their Espirit De Corps. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Marines call cadences during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. The unit participated in the event to show their support for the local community and share their Espirit De Corps. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Marines push athlete riders along side other Marines during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing  came together to run with disabled children for an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event. The unit participated in the event to show their support for the local community and share their Espirit De Corps. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Marines push athlete riders along side other Marines during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing came together to run with disabled children for an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event. The unit participated in the event to show their support for the local community and share their Espirit De Corps. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Marines call cadences during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing  gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Many Marines dressed in easter themed costumes as a way to celebrate the season and show their support to the organization. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Marines call cadences during a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Many Marines dressed in easter themed costumes as a way to celebrate the season and show their support to the organization. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Lt. Col. Edward H. Carpenter and senior leaders adress a crowd of Marines during a unit volunteer event at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing  gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Carpenter is the commanding officer of MALS-26. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Lt. Col. Edward H. Carpenter and senior leaders adress a crowd of Marines during a unit volunteer event at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Carpenter is the commanding officer of MALS-26. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Marines interact with children at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,  gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Many Marines dressed in easter themed costumes as a way to celebrate the season and show their support to the organization. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run
Marines interact with children at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., April 13, 2017. More than 220 Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, gathered to run with disabled children as part of an Ainsley’s Angels East Carolina chapter event at the air station. Many Marines dressed in easter themed costumes as a way to celebrate the season and show their support to the organization. ( U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Sgt. Maj. Marinica Ariton, left, and Lt. Col. Jeremy Winters, center, welcome Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock to the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Lewis was accompanied by former MASS-1 Marine, Mark Carter, during a tour of the MASS-1 facilities. MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. Winters is the commanding officer of MASS-1 and Ariton is the squadron sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
MASS-1 Marines show VIPs how far squadron has come through-out generations
Sgt. Maj. Marinica Ariton, left, and Lt. Col. Jeremy Winters, center, welcome Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock to the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Lewis was accompanied by former MASS-1 Marine, Mark Carter, during a tour of the MASS-1 facilities. MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. Winters is the commanding officer of MASS-1 and Ariton is the squadron sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
Lt. Col. Jeremy Winters, left, and Sgt. Maj. Marinica Ariton center, welcome Marine Mark Carter to the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Cartrer was accompanied by Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock during a tour of MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Carter is the general manager of Wells Global and was assigned to MASS-1 during his time in the Corps as a sergeant. Winters is the commanding officer of MASS-1 and Ariton is the Squadron sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released) Huertas/Released)
MASS-1 Marines show VIPs how far squadron has come through-out generations
Lt. Col. Jeremy Winters, left, and Sgt. Maj. Marinica Ariton center, welcome Marine Mark Carter to the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Cartrer was accompanied by Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock during a tour of MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Carter is the general manager of Wells Global and was assigned to MASS-1 during his time in the Corps as a sergeant. Winters is the commanding officer of MASS-1 and Ariton is the Squadron sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released) Huertas/Released)
Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock, left, and Marine Mark Carter are briefed by Cpl. Matthew Foley during a tour at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Carter and Lewis toured the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities and had a first-hand look at the squadron’s mission. MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. Foley is a communications maintenance noncommissioned officer with the  unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
MASS-1 Marines show VIPs how far squadron has come through-out generations
Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock, left, and Marine Mark Carter are briefed by Cpl. Matthew Foley during a tour at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Carter and Lewis toured the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities and had a first-hand look at the squadron’s mission. MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. Foley is a communications maintenance noncommissioned officer with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock, left, and Marine Mark Carter are briefed by Cpl. Matthew Foley during a tour at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Carter and Lewis toured the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities and had a first-hand look at the squadron’s mission. MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. Foley is a communications maintenance noncommissioned officer with the  unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
MASS-1 Marines show VIPs how far squadron has come through-out generations
Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock, left, and Marine Mark Carter are briefed by Cpl. Matthew Foley during a tour at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Carter and Lewis toured the Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities and had a first-hand look at the squadron’s mission. MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, is responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. Foley is a communications maintenance noncommissioned officer with the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
Marine Mark Carter interacts with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Carter was accompanied by Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock, during a tour of Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities. Marines assigned to MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, received a rare opportunity as they had the chance to speak to a Marine who once walked in their shoes as a sergeant assigned to the same squadron years ago. Carter is the general manager of Wells Global. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
MASS-1 Marines show VIPs how far squadron has come through-out generations
Marine Mark Carter interacts with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 14, 2017. Carter was accompanied by Will Lewis, mayor of Havelock, during a tour of Marine Air Support Squadron 1 facilities. Marines assigned to MASS-1, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, received a rare opportunity as they had the chance to speak to a Marine who once walked in their shoes as a sergeant assigned to the same squadron years ago. Carter is the general manager of Wells Global. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Cameron Kruse’s promotion on November 1, 2016.  One day prior to Gabriel's first birthday seen with his wife Skyler Kruse, Gabriel Kruse, Josiah Kruse and Alexander Kruse holding promotion certificate.
Exceptional Family Member Program Helps Marine With Readiness
Gunnery Sgt. Cameron Kruse’s promotion on November 1, 2016. One day prior to Gabriel's first birthday seen with his wife Skyler Kruse, Gabriel Kruse, Josiah Kruse and Alexander Kruse holding promotion certificate.
Members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band share a meal during a gathering at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy hosted the gathering to also present the members of the band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
2nd MAW band maintains history of professional excellence
Members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band share a meal during a gathering at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy hosted the gathering to also present the members of the band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Senior leaders and members of the band gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing band at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy hosted the gathering to also present the members of the band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
2nd MAW band maintains history of professional excellence
Senior leaders and members of the band gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing band at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy hosted the gathering to also present the members of the band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Cpl. Harry Willard Jr., right, speaks to Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy during a gathering for an award acceptance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Glavy hosted the gathering to present the members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd MAW and Willard is a guitarist with the band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
2nd MAW band maintains history of professional excellence
Cpl. Harry Willard Jr., right, speaks to Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy during a gathering for an award acceptance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Glavy hosted the gathering to present the members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd MAW and Willard is a guitarist with the band. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
Members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Band and Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy, center, gather for an award acceptance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Glavy hosted the gathering to present the members of the band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
2nd MAW band maintains history of professional excellence
Members of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Band and Brig. Gen. Matthew Glavy, center, gather for an award acceptance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC, March 22, 2017. Glavy hosted the gathering to present the members of the band with The Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands, Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands and the Live Performance of the Year Award. The 2nd MAW band holds a reputation of professional excellence as they dedicate countless hours to both music and the community. Glavy is the commanding general of 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. N.W. Huertas/ Released)
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.—Lance Cpl. Adam Slama says goodbye to his wife before leaving for a deployment from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 29, 2017. The mission of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, during the deployment will be to conduct airborne electronic warfare in support of operations. This includes the EA-6B Prowler’s unique ability to suppress enemy radar and surface-to-air missiles utilizing electronic jamming and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, as well as collect tactical intelligence in a passive electronic support role. Slama is an electrician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, MAG-14, 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
VMAQ-3 deploys for final time
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.—Lance Cpl. Adam Slama says goodbye to his wife before leaving for a deployment from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 29, 2017. The mission of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, during the deployment will be to conduct airborne electronic warfare in support of operations. This includes the EA-6B Prowler’s unique ability to suppress enemy radar and surface-to-air missiles utilizing electronic jamming and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, as well as collect tactical intelligence in a passive electronic support role. Slama is an electrician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, MAG-14, 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — An EA-6B Prowler is inspected and prepared for deployment from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 29, 2017. The mission of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, during the deployment will be to conduct airborne electronic warfare in support of operations. This includes the EA-6B Prowler’s unique ability to suppress enemy radar and surface-to-air missiles utilizing electronic jamming and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, as well as collect tactical intelligence in a passive electronic support role. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/ Released)
VMAQ-3 deploys for final time
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — An EA-6B Prowler is inspected and prepared for deployment from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 29, 2017. The mission of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, during the deployment will be to conduct airborne electronic warfare in support of operations. This includes the EA-6B Prowler’s unique ability to suppress enemy radar and surface-to-air missiles utilizing electronic jamming and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, as well as collect tactical intelligence in a passive electronic support role. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/ Released)
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.—Cpl. Joseph Capellini walks with his daughter while his family waits to bid him farewell for a deployment from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 29, 2017. The mission of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, during the deployment will be to conduct airborne electronic warfare in support of operations. This includes the EA-6B Prowler’s unique ability to suppress enemy radar and surface-to-air missiles utilizing electronic jamming and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, as well as collect tactical intelligence in a passive electronic support role. Capellini is a hydraulic mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14, MAG-14, 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/ Released)
VMAQ-3 deploys for final time
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.—Cpl. Joseph Capellini walks with his daughter while his family waits to bid him farewell for a deployment from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., March 29, 2017. The mission of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, during the deployment will be to conduct airborne electronic warfare in support of operations. This includes the EA-6B Prowler’s unique ability to suppress enemy radar and surface-to-air missiles utilizing electronic jamming and high-speed anti-radiation missiles, as well as collect tactical intelligence in a passive electronic support role. Capellini is a hydraulic mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14, MAG-14, 2nd MAW. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/ Released)
A UH-1Y Venom and an AH-1W Super Cobra shoot 2.75 inch rockets through the night sky and meet their targets during close air support training operations at a range near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, worked in conjunction with Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, to complete their objectives. The training was conducted with live ordnance to simulate real world operations in a forward position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
One team, one frigid fight during cold weather training operations
A UH-1Y Venom and an AH-1W Super Cobra shoot 2.75 inch rockets through the night sky and meet their targets during close air support training operations at a range near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, worked in conjunction with Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, to complete their objectives. The training was conducted with live ordnance to simulate real world operations in a forward position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
A Marine with a headlamp paces back and forth as he waits to radio in air support during close air support training operations at a range near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, worked in conjunction with Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, to complete the training. Without the teamwork between Marines on the ground and Marines in the skies, pilots would have much more difficulty finding their mission objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
One team, one frigid fight during cold weather training operations
A Marine with a headlamp paces back and forth as he waits to radio in air support during close air support training operations at a range near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, worked in conjunction with Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, to complete the training. Without the teamwork between Marines on the ground and Marines in the skies, pilots would have much more difficulty finding their mission objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
An AH-1W Super Cobra flies over a range during cold weather training operations near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted close air support with live ordnance to simulate real world operations in a forward position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
One team, one frigid fight during cold weather training operations
An AH-1W Super Cobra flies over a range during cold weather training operations near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted close air support with live ordnance to simulate real world operations in a forward position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
An AH-1W Super Cobra flies over a range during cold weather training operations near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted close air support with live ordnance to simulate real world operations in a forward position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)
One team, one frigid fight during cold weather training operations
An AH-1W Super Cobra flies over a range during cold weather training operations near Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2017. Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted close air support with live ordnance to simulate real world operations in a forward position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)

 

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Devil Dogs become angels during a Ainsleys Angels run By Sgt. N.W. Huertas | April 21, 2017
Exceptional Family Member Program Helps Marine With Readiness By | April 20, 2017
2nd MAW band maintains history of professional excellence By Sgt. N.W. Huertas | April 20, 2017
VMAQ-3 deploys for final time By Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson | April 11, 2017

 

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