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LCpl JC Smith (Hometown:  Pittsfiele, IL) a Harrier Mechanic refuels an AV-8B Harrier Aircraft at the Camp Wilson Airfield during Combined Arms Exercise 6-97.  CAX 5/6-97 is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) level exercise being conducted at MCAGCC (Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center), 29 Palms, CA.  The command element for the exercise is MAGTF-6, which is built around the 6th Marine Regiment, 2D Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC.  Many commands from the II MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) have sent units to this desert warfare exercise, to fill key billets in the Ground Combat Element, Air Combat Element, and the Combat Service Support Element.  Official U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Sgt BE VanCise, 2D Marine Division Combat Camera Unit.

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