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MAG-41 Hot Loading Training
Ordnance Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VMFA-112) and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 41 (MALS-41) hot load a Mark 82 General Purpose bomb onto an F/A-18C Hornet aircraft at San Clemente Island Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, March 7, 2023. Hot-loading refers to the loading and arming of ordnance on an aircraft while the aircraft is still running, increasing the combat effectiveness of a squadron by reducing the downtime of an aircraft between sorties.

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Photo by: Sgt. Booker Thomas |  VIRIN: 230307-M-TE205-060.JPG