F/A-18 Hornet Hotload

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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Marquis Thurman an Aircraft Ordnance Technician with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 (VMFA (AW)-242) Marine Aircraft Group 12 (MAG-12), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) operates an air launch weapons loader during a F/A-18 Hornet hot load exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2017. During Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 (WTI 1-18). WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps Aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force and provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assist in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics (U.S. Marine Corps video by Pfc Lisa Collins.)

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