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MWSS-271 Marines execute mission essential tasks in support of 2nd MAW

By Pfc. Nicholas P. Baird, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Lance Cpl. Quentin J. Stallings, left, and Lance Cpl. Kyle H. Clemens, right, configure the settings on a water pump and filter at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The week-long exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad. Stallings and Clemens are both water support technicians with MWSS-271.
MWSS-271 Marines execute mission essential tasks in support of 2nd MAW
Lance Cpl. Quentin J. Stallings, left, and Lance Cpl. Kyle H. Clemens, right, configure the settings on a water pump and filter at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The week-long exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad. Stallings and Clemens are both water support technicians with MWSS-271.
A Marine operates a motor grader to level the ground for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad.
MWSS-271 Marines execute mission essential tasks in support of 2nd MAW
A Marine operates a motor grader to level the ground for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad.
Marines with Marine Support Squadron 271 assemble a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad.
MWSS-271 Marines execute mission essential tasks in support of 2nd MAW
Marines with Marine Support Squadron 271 assemble a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad.
Lance Cpl. Quentin J. Stallings evaluates the settings on a water filter and pump at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad. Stallings is a water support technician with MWSS-271.
MWSS-271 Marines execute mission essential tasks in support of 2nd MAW
Lance Cpl. Quentin J. Stallings evaluates the settings on a water filter and pump at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad. Stallings is a water support technician with MWSS-271.
Lance Cpl. Quentin J. Stallings, left, and Lance Cpl. Kyle H. Clemens, right, configure the settings on a water pump and filter at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad. Stallings and Clemens are both water support technicians with MWSS-271.
MWSS-271 Marines execute mission essential tasks in support of 2nd MAW
Lance Cpl. Quentin J. Stallings, left, and Lance Cpl. Kyle H. Clemens, right, configure the settings on a water pump and filter at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment. The weeklong exercise featured events such as airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions, with the construction of an expedient road for a vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad. Stallings and Clemens are both water support technicians with MWSS-271.
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271’s Engineer Company participated in a cantonment and capabilities field exercise at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C. Dec. 9, 2015, to practice and improve their knowledge of their jobs while in a deployed environment.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --  

During the week-long exercise, the Marines rehearsed airfield damage repair, water purification, medium and heavy lifting missions and the construction of an expedient road and vertical take-off and landing aircraft pad.

The Marines learned how to effectively and proficiently set up a camp and survive on what was provided to them; they purified their own water, and set up their showers and living quarters, explained Staff Sgt. Mark R. Brinson, an engineer assistant with MWSS-271.

“This exercise is designed to test the capabilities of Engineer Company before we deploy the entire squadron [next year],” said 1st Lt. Samuel R. Houghtling, MWSS-271 operations training officer. “In addition to their roles [state side], the Marines will gain a better sense of what will be required of them when deployed in support of the aviation combat element.”

MWSS-271 provides all essential aviation ground support requirements to a designated fixed-wing component of an ACE and all supporting or attached elements of the Marine air control group.


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