U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 load ordnance onto an AV-8B Harrier II jet at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Aug. 31, 2022.
AV-8B Harrier II jets assigned to VMA-223 were loaded with AIM-120A missiles and ADM-141A Tactical Air-Launched Decoys for the pilots to practice air-to-air combat.
VMA-223 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Video by Pfc. Rowdy Vanskike
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing