Feb 26, 2010

An AV-8B II Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), undergoes scheduled maintenance aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2), Feb. 26. VMA-311 is the fixed-wing attack component of the Aviation Command Element (ACE) attached to the MEU. The MEU recently completed Exercise Cobra Gold 2010 (CG ’10) and is currently scheduled to go underway to the Republic of the Philippines in support of Exercise Balikatan 2010.

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