21 Jun '12, 5am

#Marines participate in largest east coast training exercise in recent history http://t.co/z0bVTUnt

#Marines participate in largest east coast training exercise in recent history http://t.co/z0bVTUnt

Marines from MCAS Cherry Point, New River, and Beaufort in South Carolina as well as other Marine Corps ground units gathered at Bogue Airfield Tuesday in support of Exercise Mailed Fist, one of the largest 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing exercises in recent history. “It’s not very often that we have an opportunity to have this many forces coordinated into one week’s worth of exercises,” said Capt. Jeff Pullinger, an AH-1W Cobra Helicopter pilot. “We can all come together and work together just as we would if we were forward deployed.” The four-day exercise, which will continue throughout the East Coast until Thursday, provides 2nd MAW Marines the opportunity to train in assault support, anti-aircraft warfare, offensive air support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles and aerial reconnaissance. Advertisement This week Marines will be practicing casualty evacuatio...

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