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A perfect landing

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan — Cpl. Michael Lyons, the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, air noncommissioned officer, monitors the inbound descent of an AH-1W SuperCobra onto the Forward Operating Base Geronimo landing zone in Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2010. The helicopter transported Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369’s senior leadership to FOB Geronimo to attend a plaque dedication ceremony in honor of Lt. Col. Mario D. Carazo and Maj. James M. Weis, two pilots from HMLA-369 who were killed in action while supporting 3/3 combat operations in July. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga)

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Taken on November 7, 2010