U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, board a MV-22 Osprey during a 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Weapons and Tactics Instructor primer operation on Aug. 6, 2020, on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. 1st MAW set up a Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team at Camp Hansen pick-up zone to ensure pilots were able to take off and land without any mishaps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brennan J. Beauton)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eliecer Echavarria, a point operator with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 (MWSS-172) sets up the Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) to prepare for the refueling of an MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallions in support of assault support aircraft from 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during Operation Lightning Strike, Aug. 6, 2020, at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan. The training was to prepare Prospective Weapons and Tactics Instructor (PWTI) students for what to expect when they attend future WTI courses. MWSS-172’s role was to provide the FARP to expand the combat radius and allow aviation ground support closer to the objective. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Federico Jaramillo, a pump operator with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, waits to help refuel an MV-22 Osprey in support of assault support aircraft from 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during Operation Lightning Strike, Aug. 6, 2020, at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of the training was to prepare Prospective Weapons and Tactics Instructor (PWTI) students for what to expect when they attend future WTI courses. MWSS 172’s role was to provide the Forward Arming and Refueling Point to expand the combat radius and allow aviation ground support closer to the objective. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eliecer Echavarria, a point operator with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 172, provides hand signals to indicate the number of gallons going into the MV-22 Osprey in support of assault support aircraft from 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during Operation Lightning Strike, Aug. 6, 2020, at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of the training was to prepare Prospective Weapons and Tactics Instructor (PWTI) students for what to expect when they attend future WTI courses. MWSS-172’s role was to provide the Forward Arming and Refueling Point to expand the combat radius and allow aviation ground support closer to the objective. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl.  Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and 3rd Marine Logistics Group, prepare to perform external lifts with a cement load at Kin Blue Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, May 1, 2020. Marines from HMH-466 and 3rd MLG conducted external lift training to improve their support capabilities and exercise the aircraft’s carrying capacity of 36,000 pounds. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Leo Amaro)
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 conduct forward arming and refueling point training, at Ie Shima Okinawa, Japan, April 29, 2020. The FARP is designed to provide fuel and ordinance necessary for highly mobile and flexible helicopter and fixed-wing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Leo Amaro)
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 conduct forward arming and refueling point training, at Ie Shima Okinawa, Japan, April 29, 2020. The FARP is designed to provide fuel and ordinance necessary for highly mobile and flexible helicopter and fixed-wing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Leo Amaro)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jacob Temple and Lance Cpl. Jed Siljander, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 store a fuel line in a CH-53e Super Stallion, at Ie Shima Okinawa, Japan, April 29, 2020. The forward arming and refueling point is designed to provide fuel and ordinance necessary for highly mobile and flexible helicopter and fixed-wing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Leo Amaro)
A F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 takes off from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni Japan, April 28, 2020. During the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused on naval missions and simulated anti-ship long range fires in order to enhance the Marine Corps' ability to effect sea control and denial in the Indo-Pacific, in-line with Force Design 2030.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Brune)
A F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 taxi aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni Japan, April 28, 2020. During the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused on naval missions and simulated anti-ship long range fires in order to enhance the Marine Corps' ability to effect sea control and denial in the Indo-Pacific, in-line with Force Design 2030. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Brune)
U.S. Marines load AGM-84D Harpoon missiles into a F/A-18D Hornet aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni Japan, April 28, 2020. During the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused on naval missions and simulated anti-ship long range fires in order to enhance the Marine Corps' ability to effect sea control and denial in the Indo-Pacific, in-line with Force Design 2030. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Akeel Austin)
A 3D printer belonging to Marine Air Logistics Squadron 36 prints the frame for a face shield on MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 7, 2020. The Marines of MALS-36 are working to produce mask frames and face shields for use in the fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)
U.S. Marine Corps SSgt Michael P. Burnham, a machinist with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36, briefs Maj Matthew M. Mulherin, an electronics maintenance officer with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, on the process of 3D printing on MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 6, 2020. The Marines of MALS-36 are working to produce mask frames and face shields for use in the fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)
A 3D printer belonging to Marine Air Logistics Squadron 36 prints mask frames on MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 6, 2020. The Marines of MALS-36 are working to produce mask frames and face shields for use in the fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madeline Jones)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 take off from the landing zone with simulated casualties in a UH-1Y Huey with HMLA-369 during Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) training on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2020. The CASEVAC training was conducted by HMLA-369 and supported by Marine Air Group 36, Naval Hospital Okinawa in addition to the Air Force 33rd Rescue Squadron to enhance readiness and proficiency in response to emergencies while deployed in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)
U.S. Naval Corpsman with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 load simulated casualties onto a UH-1Y Huey with HMLA-369 during Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) training on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2020. The CASEVAC training was conducted by HMLA-369 and supported by Marine Air Group 36, Naval Hospital Okinawa in addition to the Air Force 33rd Rescue Squadron to enhance readiness and proficiency in response to emergencies while deployed in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)
U.S. Naval Corpsman with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 load a simulated casualty onto a litter during Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) training on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2020. The CASEVAC training was conducted by HMLA-369 and supported by Marine Air Group 36, Naval Hospital Okinawa in addition to the Air Force 33rd Rescue Squadron to enhance readiness and proficiency in response to emergencies while deployed in a field environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 fill sand bags during Defense Force Training 20.3 at Japan Ground Self Defense Force Camp Nihonbara, Japan, March 10, 2020. Marines with MWSS-171 are participating in a two-week field exercise to hone their skills in setting up a forward operating base, a forward arming and refueling point, and conducting mounted live fire events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Harmon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Evans, a technical engineer specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 assemble the Trimble System surveying equipment during Defense Force Training 20.3 at Japan Ground Self Defense Force Camp Nihonbara, Japan, March 9, 2020. Marines with MWSS-171 are participating in a two-week field exercise to hone their skills in setting up a forward operating base, a forward arming and refueling point, and conducting mounted live fire events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Harmon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel Twitmire, a motor transportation operator guides a 7-ton truck before Defense Force Training 20.3 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 8, 2020. Marines with MWSS-171 are participating in a two-week field exercise to hone their skills in setting up a forward operating base, a forward arming and refueling point, and conducting mounted live fire events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Harmon)