MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – An AV-8B Harrier from Marine
Attack Training Squadron 203 fires flares during a training flight July
27, 2010. The flares are meant to misguide any heat-seeking ordnance
fired at the aircraft. VMAT-203, which is the lone Harrier pilot
training squadron in the Corps and based in Marine Corps Air Station
Cherry Point, N.C., brings its distinctive two-seated Harriers and
students to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., several times a
year to take advantage of the vast range and availability.

by Cpl. Graham J. Benson


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