Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ordnance Marines

I don't know why this took me, but I thought the story was pretty cool. I have heard it said the Marines get what's handed down and leftover from the Air Force. If this is so, it is because Marines know how to make something of it that the Air Force couldn't. Semper Fi!

Photo by Pfc. Sean Dennison Lance Cpl. Devin Davis, a Marine Attack Squadron 513 ordnance technician and Washington Courthouse, Ohio, native, unloads flares from one of the squadron's AV-8B Harriers on the flightline of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 23.
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                                    MOS 6531 - - Aircraft Ordnance TechnicianJob Description: This MOS encompasses duties incident: to the inspection, maintenance and repair of armament equipment and loading of aviation ordnance on Marine Corps aircraft. The aircraft ordnance technician performs a variety of duties and tasks such as inspecting ammunition, testing aircraft systems, performing preventative maintenance and effecting repairs, loading and fuzing ammunition and arming/dearming aircraft.

ABOARD USS BOXER - An Aviation Ordnance Marine assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) stands ready to "hot-load" a 2.75-inch rocket onto a UH-1N Huey Helicopter during Malabar 2006. Hot-loading is loading ammunition onto an aircraft with engines running. Malabar 2006 is the first time the Navy and Marine Corps completed a hot-load at sea. Malabar 2006 is a multinational exercise between the U.S., Indian and Canadian armed forces to increase interoperability between the three nations and support international security cooperation missions.
Photo submitted 11/21/2006 Taken by Seaman James Seward
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