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Seaman Ryan Bain, aircraft handler, signals the go-ahead for Capt. Michael Lippert, Marine Attack Squadron 311 pilot, as he launches off the flight deck of the USS Peleliu during the squadron’s aircraft carrier qualifications Feb. 9, 2010. Approximately 10 pilots and 15 support and maintenance personnel participated in the exercise. The squadron practiced Harrier operations aboard the aircraft carrier from Feb. 8-11, including night flights, in preparation for the squadron’s upcoming deployment aboard the Peleliu with the 15th Marine Expeditionary in May. - Seaman Ryan Bain, aircraft handler, signals the go-ahead for Capt. Michael Lippert, Marine Attack Squadron 311 pilot, as he launches off the flight deck of the USS Peleliu during the squadron’s aircraft carrier qualifications Feb. 9, 2010. Approximately 10 pilots and 15 support and maintenance personnel participated in the exercise. The squadron practiced Harrier operations aboard the aircraft carrier from Feb. 8-11, including night flights, in preparation for the squadron’s upcoming deployment aboard the Peleliu with the 15th Marine Expeditionary in May.

Staff Sgt. Phonphet Vongsalack, from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 aviation logistics information management support chief, and his friend Juan Lopez rescued 19-year-old Jacquelyne Piche from her wrecked vehicle near Los Angeles Feb. 7, possibly saving her life. Just seconds after Vongsalack and Lopez pulled her from the car, the power line pole Piche had crashed into snapped and fell, pulverizing the vehicle. “I’m very thankful that they were there,” said Piche. “I don’t know what would’ve happened if they hadn’t helped me.” Piche left the accident with a crushed pelvis and various scrapes, but says she’ll make a full recovery in three months and walk unassisted in six weeks. Vongsalack and his friend were on their way to go fishing at Lake Piru, located in Ventura County, when they spotted the accident. “I just did what any other Marine would do,” said Vongsalack, a 35-year-old Dallas native. - Staff Sgt. Phonphet Vongsalack, from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 aviation logistics information management support chief, and his friend Juan Lopez rescued 19-year-old Jacquelyne Piche from her wrecked vehicle near Los Angeles Feb. 7, possibly saving her life. Just seconds after Vongsalack and Lopez pulled her from the car, the power line pole Piche had crashed into snapped and fell, pulverizing the vehicle. “I’m very thankful that they were there,” said Piche. “I don’t know what would’ve happened if they hadn’t helped me.” Piche left the accident with a crushed pelvis and various scrapes, but says she’ll make a full recovery in three months and walk unassisted in six weeks. Vongsalack and his friend were on their way to go fishing at Lake Piru, located in Ventura County, when they spotted the accident. “I just did what any other Marine would do,” said Vongsalack, a 35-year-old Dallas native.

Dan Myers, electric violinist and vocalist for Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, leads a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” during the band’s performance at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2010. Nearly 350 service members and civilians turned up to watch the band. Playing for almost two-and-a-half hours, the band provided covers of songs from different musical eras, from “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to psychedelic classic "Purple Haze." Depending on the mood the band set, people were either dancing wildly on stage or slowly stepping face-to-face with their loved one. “I loved it,” said Heather Bunn, local nurse. - Dan Myers, electric violinist and vocalist for Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, leads a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” during the band’s performance at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2010. Nearly 350 service members and civilians turned up to watch the band. Playing for almost two-and-a-half hours, the band provided covers of songs from different musical eras, from “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to psychedelic classic "Purple Haze." Depending on the mood the band set, people were either dancing wildly on stage or slowly stepping face-to-face with their loved one. “I loved it,” said Heather Bunn, local nurse.

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