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Ryan Ridoloso, 3, hugs his father Lance Cpl. Mark Ridoloso, Marine Attack Squadron 311 powerline mechanic, goodbye before boarding a KC-130 Hercules at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., May 19, 2010. Approximately 110 members of VMA-311 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 left Yuma May 19 for the USS Peleliu in San Diego, with six AV-8B Harriers following them Sunday. The Marines and sailors will deploy aboard the Peleliu with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which will patrol the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans for pirates. “I feel nervous, but excited,” said Ridoloso, who has never deployed. “The ship is uncomfortable and miserable, but I’m excited to actually go out and do something. I am sad, though, that I won’t be here to witness my daughter’s birth. I was here for my first two kids being born and I hate that I have to miss the third.” - Ryan Ridoloso, 3, hugs his father Lance Cpl. Mark Ridoloso, Marine Attack Squadron 311 powerline mechanic, goodbye before boarding a KC-130 Hercules at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., May 19, 2010. Approximately 110 members of VMA-311 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 left Yuma May 19 for the USS Peleliu in San Diego, with six AV-8B Harriers following them Sunday. The Marines and sailors will deploy aboard the Peleliu with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which will patrol the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans for pirates. “I feel nervous, but excited,” said Ridoloso, who has never deployed. “The ship is uncomfortable and miserable, but I’m excited to actually go out and do something. I am sad, though, that I won’t be here to witness my daughter’s birth. I was here for my first two kids being born and I hate that I have to miss the third.”

Lance Cpl. John Sweat, left, and Lance Cpl. Josh Hefner, riflemen with Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, relax with some literature at Auxiliary Airfield 6 in Arizona before they and the company load up for a helicopter-borne raid at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona, May 15, 2010. Company A spent its time saving energy before the exercise by reading, playing cards, writing and sleeping. The raid was their final exercise for the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course taught by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz. - Lance Cpl. John Sweat, left, and Lance Cpl. Josh Hefner, riflemen with Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, relax with some literature at Auxiliary Airfield 6 in Arizona before they and the company load up for a helicopter-borne raid at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona, May 15, 2010. Company A spent its time saving energy before the exercise by reading, playing cards, writing and sleeping. The raid was their final exercise for the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course taught by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz.

Cpl. Jonathan Prince, Marine Attack Squadron 214 powerline mechanic, stands in front of the squadron commander's AV-8B Harrier with his name painted on the gear doors May 13, 2010, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz. “Not a lot of people get to have their names on the plane,” said Prince, 23, smiling as he looked at the polished Harrier outside the squadron’s hangar. Prince's name was painted on the jet because of his abilities as plane captain. During his deployment to Afghanistan, Prince, a native of Lexington, N.C., located an engine problem that nearly went undiscovered. The damage was such that the Harrier, and its pilot, may have been lost. - Cpl. Jonathan Prince, Marine Attack Squadron 214 powerline mechanic, stands in front of the squadron commander's AV-8B Harrier with his name painted on the gear doors May 13, 2010, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz. “Not a lot of people get to have their names on the plane,” said Prince, 23, smiling as he looked at the polished Harrier outside the squadron’s hangar. Prince's name was painted on the jet because of his abilities as plane captain. During his deployment to Afghanistan, Prince, a native of Lexington, N.C., located an engine problem that nearly went undiscovered. The damage was such that the Harrier, and its pilot, may have been lost.

Mollie Gross, comedian and former military spouse, performs in front of an audience with anecdotes about being married to a Marine officer during a station military spouse appreciation event at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., May 7, 2010. The event, called Glow, drew in more than 200 attendees and included manicures, drinks, desserts and entertainment provided by military spouses. The evening’s highlight was spouse heroine Gross taking the stage. Using a brand of personal and punchy humor, Gross had the crowd laughing along at the trials and sometimes absurd situations military spouses find themselves in. - Mollie Gross, comedian and former military spouse, performs in front of an audience with anecdotes about being married to a Marine officer during a station military spouse appreciation event at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., May 7, 2010. The event, called Glow, drew in more than 200 attendees and included manicures, drinks, desserts and entertainment provided by military spouses. The evening’s highlight was spouse heroine Gross taking the stage. Using a brand of personal and punchy humor, Gross had the crowd laughing along at the trials and sometimes absurd situations military spouses find themselves in.

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