Intense video brings you aboard USMC Huey helicopters during night and day CAS training

Join this Huey door gunner as he unloads on targets at Yodaville.

Taken on Apr. 3, 2015 the following clip shows a USMC Huey door gunner providing close air support at Yodaville, near MCAS Yuma, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-15.

WTI is a seven week event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1).

MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing Aviation Weapons and Tactics.

Yodaville is the first urban close air support range in the U.S. military and it features an urban layout very similar to the terrain in many villages in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Here the USMC helicopters take part in close-air support exercises, such as the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course, giving the chance to their gunners to experience realistic training sessions focused on providing cover to ground operations as well as to defend the helicopters from ground threats.


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