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The event was a demonstration of expeditionary advanced base operations (EABO) concepts to illustrate the capabilities of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing as a result of the Commandant of the Marine Corps' force design. The demonstration marks the first time East Coast F-35 air delivery ground refueling and other F-35 operations have been conducted at MCALF Bogue. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Nygaard) - U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 31 and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 refuel and arm two F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 501 at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field (MCALF) Bogue, North Carolina, Nov. 18, 2021. The event was a demonstration of expeditionary advanced base operations (EABO) concepts to illustrate the capabilities of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing as a result of the Commandant of the Marine Corps' force design. The demonstration marks the first time East Coast F-35 air delivery ground refueling and other F-35 operations have been conducted at MCALF Bogue. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Nygaard)

SLTE is a series of exercises designed to prepare Marines for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations. MAG-29 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III) - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Timonthy P. Gensitskiy, an ordnance team member with Marine Light Attack Squadron (HMLA) 269, signals to pilots that a UH-1Y Venom helicopter’s weaponry has been disarmed after a flight at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April 28, 2021. HMLA-269 and other squadrons assigned to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 29 are training to integrate with and support various Marine ground units as part of Service Level Training Exercise (SLTE) 3-21. SLTE is a series of exercises designed to prepare Marines for operations around the globe by increasing their ability to operate and conduct offensive and defensive combat operations. MAG-29 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III)

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