U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. N.W. Huertas/Released 160624-M-RH401-015.JPG
Jul 7, 2016
A Chieftain statue and a pair of ceremonial scissors are displayed during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 24, 2016. Marine Air Support Squadron 1 received a new, state-of-the-art facility to support several of its units, including the communications, electronics, headquarters and service, and air support company, as well as the unit’s supply section. The complex, which represents a new era of technology for the squadron and the Marine Corps, supports better quality training operations using a new battle lab capable of recreating realistic training missions with outside entities or other communications assets. MASS-1 is an aviation command and control unit responsible for the planning, receiving, coordination and processing of requests for direct or close air support. The Chieftain statue represents the unit’s iconic mascot. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. N.W. Huertas/Released)
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