On the Challenge of Maintenance of Aircraft at Sea

09/24/2013: An interview of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cody Hill, native of Rome, Ga., and an AV-8B Harrier airframe mechanic assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced).

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 20, 2013.

The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.

Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:7/22/13

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