May 4, 2012

Lance Cpl. Jordan Deraitus, a technical engineer specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 and Cornell, Wisc., native, measures the slope of a helicopter landing zone near Combat Outpost Paserlay, Afghanistan, May 4. Working in searing temperatures, the engineers of MWSS-273 laid out approximately 15,000 cubic meters of rock and gravel to complete the new landing zone in a matter of hours.

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