Marine Corps

November 1, 2012

WTI: A MAWTS-1 COMCAM Retrospective

U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters deploy in support of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One’s Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-13 Oct. 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

A U.S. Marine with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, observes the impact area through the scope of his rifle during close air support training at Yodaville, near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Oct. 6.

U.S. Marine Maj. Thomas F. Short, an instructor with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, assists students of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-13 during close air support training at Yodaville, Oct. 6 near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

U.S. Marines with 3rd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines (3/6), prepare for transport via a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk Oct. 6. The Marines of 3/6 also participated in assault training at Auxiliary Airfield Two near Yuma, Ariz. in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-13, as well as the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation exercise.

U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines (3/6), conduct live-fire training in support of an AH-1 Cobra Close Air Support exercise at Observation Post Phantom Oct. 5 as part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-13, near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.




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