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Vertical Night Landing

You voted, and this week's Top Corps Shot comes from Cpl. Garry J. Welch. Welch captured this shot using night vision during night carrier landing qualifications for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.




An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron 311, part of the Air Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands on the USS Essex (LHD 2), March 6. The pilots of VMA 311 were conducting night carrier landing qualifications in preparation for the 31st MEU's Certification Exercise. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and remains the nation's force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garry J. Welch)

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Taken on March 6, 2012