HMLA-169 Conducts Live Fire Exercises in Misawa

210720-N-GR586-1633 MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
210720-N-GR586-1633 MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1006    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Marines, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, prepare a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. HMLA-169 is at NAF Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Marines, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, prepare a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. HMLA-169 is at NAF Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1013    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, prepares a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. HMLA-169 is at NAF Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, prepares a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. HMLA-169 is at NAF Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1146    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Marines, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, prepare a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. HMLA-169 is at NAF Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Marines, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, prepare a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa. HMLA-169 is at NAF Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1318    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (left) and Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, both assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fly in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (left) and Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, both assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fly in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1339    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (left) and Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, both assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fly in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (left) and Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, both assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fly in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1360    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (left), Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (middle), and Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, all assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fly in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (left), Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (middle), and Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, all assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fly in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1686    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (right), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires a M134 GAU-17 minigun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Cortez (right), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Dylan Tucker, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires a M134 GAU-17 minigun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1633    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Staff Sgt. Fernando Mata (left), assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, supervises Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, also assigned to HMLA-169, while he fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1476    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, fires an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1443    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, flies in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, flies in a UH-1Y Venom for Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1377    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, loads an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, loads an M240 machine gun on a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

210720-N-GR586-1423    MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, identifies a target in a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)
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MISAWA, Japan (July 20, 2021) – Lance Cpl. Austin Mitchell, assigned to the “Vipers” of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, identifies a target in a UH-1Y Venom during Specific Weapons Delivery training in Misawa. HMLA-169 is at Naval Air Facility Misawa to conduct Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR-RW) training exercises and reduce the training activity impact on Okinawa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Ringers)

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