Mar 10, 2013

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cesar Salinas, an aviation boatswain's mate (handling), launches an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft, assigned to the “Nightmares” of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 513, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, from the flight deck here, March 10. The Navy/Marine Corps team recently completed amphibious integration training and are beginning their certification exercise. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward deployed MEU.

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