HMLA-169 maintains combat readiness

by III Marine Expeditionary Force
Stripes Okinawa

A U.S. Marine Corps ordnance technician with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 inserts a training missile into an AH-1Z Viper at Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, September 28, 2017. The squadron conducted aerial live-fire training in Okinawa, which is crucial to maintaining a stronger, more capable, forward deployed force in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The aircraft is assigned to HMLA-169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, currently forward deployed under the unit deployment program with MAG-36, 1st MAW.

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