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Training pilots with Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare for take-off at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Jan. 18, 2017. Training pilots with the squadron must be able to operate the AV-8B Harrier in many environments, including naval ships, airfields and sites ashore. MCALF Bogue offers a unique expeditionary training capability to 2nd MAW by simulating scenarios pilots would encounter while forward deployed.

Training pilots with Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, conducted practice landings and take-offs at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Jan. 18, 2017.

As the only site on the East Coast that offers Marine Corps pilots field carrier landing practice, the airfield is essential to improving expeditionary mission readiness by training pilots to land on aircraft carriers. The airfield consists of runways constructed from aluminum panels, which can be disassembled and reconstructed anywhere in the world to meet the needs of the Marine Corps.

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