U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare Shaffer/Released 170406-M-CD121-0346.JPG
Apr 7, 2017
A Marine AH-1Z Venom attached to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) maneuvers during an urban close air support (UCAS) exercise in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-17 at Yodaville, Ariz., April 6, 2017. The UCAS exercise was designed to focus on specific employment of tactical air and rotary wing offensive air support aviation assets in order to support the ground combat element scheme of maneuver. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine Air Ground Task Force and provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.
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