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Ferguson Venom.

U.S. Marines with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force perform a helocast training exercise out of a UH-1Y Venom at Ferguson Lake, near Yuma, Arizona. The exercise is part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) 1-16, a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photographs by Staff Sergeant Artur Shvartsberg, MAWTS-1 COMCAM, 3 OCT 2015.)

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Deadlift training.

U.S. Marines assigned to Landing Support Company, 1st Transport Support Battalion, conduct external lift exercises with a CH-53E Super Stallion, using an up-armored HMMWV and a light armored vehicle (LAV) at auxiliary airfield 2 near Yuma, Arizona. The exercise was part of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-15 hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photos by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jorge A. Dimmer MAWTS-1 Combat Camera, 3 APR 2015.)