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Behind the scenes: Aircraft maintainers help Marine jets keep pressure on insurgents

7/13/2011 By Pfc. Sean Dennison , 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd)
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Unsightly sweat stains mark another Afghan day for Lance Cpl. Joseph Gonzalez, but appearances are the farthest thing from his mind. Beneath the implacable sun, it’s his charge to ensure the AV-8B Harrier in front of him is ready for take-off.

For more about VMA-513 in Afghanistan:

http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcascherrypoint/Pages/110713VMAMaintainers.aspx