U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 prepare to refuel F-35 Lightning IIs during a Distributed Short Takeoff Vertical Landing Operation in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-18 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 30.
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.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, AZ, UNITED STATES
Photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin