Sep 25, 2013

Sgt. Jacob Luksha, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 "Greyhawks" and a Houston native, smiles as illuminating flares ignite and light up the sky as he and his crew support another squadron during their integrated training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 23. Luksha has performed this type of mission before in combat settings while deployed to Afghanistan, and has seen its uses personally.

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