MAG-16 throws Desert Tantrum
Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing:3/14/13
- In the first photo, a CH-53E Super Stallion cools down at a forward area refueling point as MV-22 Ospreys fly in the distance during Operation Desert Tantrum outside of El Centro, Calif., March, 14.Marine Aircraft Group 16 brought together 27 aircraft in support of this training exercise to provide the most realistic training possible to prepare for future use in combat.
- In the second photo, a UH-1Y Venom, top, and AH-1W Super Cobra, bottom, both with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, land at a forward area refueling point during Operation Desert Tantrum outside of El Centro, Calif., March, 14.The exercise allowed HMLA-369 to carry out crucial training while their usual refueling zone was taken.
- In the third photo, Lance Cpl. Antonio Guzman, a CH-53E Super Stallion crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 and a Los Angeles native, untangles a fuel line at a forward area refueling point during Operation Desert Tantrum outside of El Centro, Calif., March, 14.Crew chiefs like Guzman set up refueling points for aircraft conducting training to refuel close to the training site rather than cutting training short to return to base.