On June 17, 2018, Steven Valinski provided his latest article covering USMC developments at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

In his latest piece he highlighted the most recent MAWTS-1 training event, WTI 2-18.

While the main objective is to provide advanced aviation tactical training and certification of unit instructors, USMC Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-18, hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) aboard USMC air Station Yuma showed that WTI is much more than training.

It is research, testing, development and perfecting….where ‘proof of concept’ become a realty and new technologies and tactics evolve to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF)…..

The WTI curriculum is constantly evolving under MAWTS-1, incorporating new tactics, procedures and technologies across all spectrums of 21st century warfare…

“The WTI 2-18 Period of Instruction underwent minor changes from the previous class. There were no new events, but events were modified to incorporate a more aggressive focus on contested domains,” accoring to Major Tim “Monk” Miller, MAWTS-1 Operations Officer.

“MAWTS-1 has adapted by leaning on the unique capabilities of the F-35 and also incorporating joint assets, like the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler,” Major Miller added.

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