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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Mar 29, 2009

Maj. Brent Johnson, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s air officer, looks over target information prior to calling in close-air support from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 (Reinforced) during an exercise here March 29. Johnson took part in the training to maintain proficiency in calling in close-air support and keep his qualification current. Johnson and a select group of officers with the MEU’s Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company detachment are certified to call in not only aircraft fire, but indirect fire from naval guns, artillery guns and mortar teams.

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