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2D MAW Photos

Feb 10, 2017

Capt. Benjamin Ables conducts a pre-flight check before taking off aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Feb. 9, 2017. MV-22 Osprey pilots conduct training daily in order to remain proficient in their technically demanding job. Typically, Osprey pilots conduct missions such as transporting external loads, aerial deliveries, low altitude tactics and putting troops on the ground. Ables is a pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson/Released)

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