Night Flight - Marine Corps Capt. Mark Reaser stands beside his helicopter after refueling at a forward arming and refueling point in Yuma, Ariz., on 9 June 2018. Reaser is a UH-1Y Venom pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Decker.
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-- Small Wars Manual, 1940
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