Dec 6, 2010

An AH-1W Super Cobra with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) rests staged next to a UH-60A Black Hawk at Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Afghanistan. The Cobra is one of several stationed at FOB Dwyer as part of a HMLA-169 detachment, which provides quick-response close air support for coalition and Afghan forces within the area. Marines of the squadron frequently lend maintenance support as well as armed escorts for the Black Hawk crew and pilots of the Charlie Company 214th Aviation Regiment “Dustoff.”

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