U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 prepare an MV-22 Osprey for takeoff during night tactics training in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-18 at Short Takeoff Vertical Landing expeditionary airfield in Dateland, Ariz., April 9.
WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force and provides standardized advanced 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.
DATELAND, AZ, UNITED STATES
Photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin