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USMC – HMM 364 “Flying the Barn”

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.  – Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 ( Purple Foxes) of Marine Air Group 16 (MAG), 3rd Marine Air Wing (MAW) conducted a commemorative flight from MCAS Camp Pendleton, Mar. 31, 2014....

Patty Wagstaff’s Second Act – Fire Fighting

When Patty Wagstaff rolls the OV-10A Bronco into a smooth right turn to look at the white smoke below her, she is not above a runway. There are no cheering spectators, no crowd lines, and no ribbon cutting poles. Instead, there are tall trees, rocky hills, and flames. Often, she and her backseater, an air tactical group supervisor, who acts as an air controller, are the first people at a wildfire. Wagstaff will circle well above so her air controller can