Jul 1, 2009

Pfc. Vicent M. Mercuri, 20, from Norwalk, Conn., Pfc. Merrill J. Lake, 19, from Chevak, Alaska, and Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Harris, 22, from Houston, landing support specialists with Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, prepare to hook a 1,000 pound concrete block to an MV-22 Osprey during a night field training exercise involving two Ospreys at the San Mateo Helicopter Landing Zone July 1. Prior to a load being picked up by an aircraft, the crew chiefs and pilots will land near the site to dismount and physically check that the load is properly secured.

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