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Bundles of supplies exit the back of a KC-130J, belonging to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Detachment A, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), during a section aerial delivery to Marines of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. A section aerial delivery is comprised of two aircraft making a supply drop. Bundles used during the drop are created using thick cardboard pallets and boxes of water, food or ammunition. Parachutes are then attached to the top of the bundles and rigged for automatic deployment as they leave the aircraft during flight. It took the Marines about two hours, from preparing the aircraft to releasing the bundles, to successfully complete the mission. Through teamwork, the VMGR-352, Det. A, Marines continually support coalition forces on the front lines and in isolated locations by delivering the supplies they need in the quickest manner possible. - Bundles of supplies exit the back of a KC-130J, belonging to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Detachment A, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), during a section aerial delivery to Marines of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. A section aerial delivery is comprised of two aircraft making a supply drop. Bundles used during the drop are created using thick cardboard pallets and boxes of water, food or ammunition. Parachutes are then attached to the top of the bundles and rigged for automatic deployment as they leave the aircraft during flight. It took the Marines about two hours, from preparing the aircraft to releasing the bundles, to successfully complete the mission. Through teamwork, the VMGR-352, Det. A, Marines continually support coalition forces on the front lines and in isolated locations by delivering the supplies they need in the quickest manner possible.

Sgt. Shane Hunter, a tactical vehicle mechanic with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, quickly shuffles through his toolbox as he attempts a hasty repair on a dead-lined vehicle convoying from Camp Leatherneck to Forward Operating Base Dwyer. Hunter was able to unlock the breaks of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and rig it for tow. The convoy was on the move again with minimal down time. By conducting convoy operations, MWSS-373 motor transport Marines provide logistical support for 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) throughout Afghanistan. - Sgt. Shane Hunter, a tactical vehicle mechanic with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, quickly shuffles through his toolbox as he attempts a hasty repair on a dead-lined vehicle convoying from Camp Leatherneck to Forward Operating Base Dwyer. Hunter was able to unlock the breaks of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and rig it for tow. The convoy was on the move again with minimal down time. By conducting convoy operations, MWSS-373 motor transport Marines provide logistical support for 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) throughout Afghanistan.

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