Jan 30, 2019

Sgt. Riley D. Schroer, a tiltrotor mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), prepares an auxiliary power unit for installation onto an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft atop the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Philippine Sea, Jan. 27, 2019. Schroer, a native of Liberty, Missouri, graduated from Liberty High School in May 2013 before enlisting in July the same year. VMM-262 (Rein.) is the Aviation Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. VMM-262 (Rein.) maintainers ensure the squadron’s aircraft are safe for flight during flight operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle P. Bunyi/ Released)

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