U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Laura Cardoso/Released 110212-M-3462C-001.jpg
Feb 12, 2011
Cpl. Ted McGirr, 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron flight engineer and right door gunner, fires a C-6 machine gun out of the CH-146 Griffon helicopter at the Yodaville Urban Target Complex at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona, Feb. 12, 2011. Approximately 220 Canadian military members with 408 arrived at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2011, to complete the final stage of their predeployment training, Exercise Desert Gander. McGirr, for his part, practiced air-to-ground firing during the exercise. "The practice we get out here helps us to understand how to react in desert conditions." 408 is slated to deploy to Afghanistan later this spring.
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