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Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 remove worn down aluminum matting from an inactive flight line on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 29. Once the aluminum matting is removed a permanent runway will be constructed in its place. The Marines of MWSS-272 will move more than 3 million square feet of matting over the next several months as they complete the job. MWSS-272 is deployed out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. in support of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward).

Photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington

North Carolina Marines tear down flight line on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

30 Mar 2011 | Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington

Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 removed worn down aluminum matting from an inactive flight line on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, March 29.

Once the aluminum matting is removed a permanent runway will be constructed in its place.

The Marines of MWSS-272 will move more than 3 million square feet of matting over the next several months as they complete the job. MWSS-272 is deployed out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. in support of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward).


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