[Photo] Drill Platoon and Blue Angels “Fat Albert” flyby

Blue Angels “Fat Albert” doing a low passage over the Drill Platoon.

Another interesting flyby, once again by a heavy plane: the Blue Angels, Marine Corps’ C-130 Hercules, known as “Fat Albert” flies over the Silent Drill Platoon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, on Mar. 4.

The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is a 24-man rifle platoon, often referred to as “The Marching Twenty-Four”, that performs a unique silent precision exhibition drill whose purpose is to exemplify the discipline and professionalism of the U.S. Marines.

Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps


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