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Close Air Support Capt. Jonathan Lewenthal and Capt. Eric Scheibe, AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over southern Helmand province, Afghanistan after conducting an aerial refuel Dec. 6, 2012. VMA-231 deployed to Afghanistan to provide close air support for counter-insurgency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gregory Moore)

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathan Lewenthal and Capt. Eric Scheibe, AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over southern Helmand province, Afghanistan after conducting an aerial refuel on Dec. 6, 2012. VMA-231 deployed to Afghanistan to provide close air support for counter-insurgency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gregory Moore/Released)

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathan Lewenthal and Capt. Eric Scheibe, AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over southern Helmand province, Afghanistan after conducting an aerial refuel on Dec. 6, 2012. VMA-231 deployed to Afghanistan to provide close air support for counter-insurgency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gregory Moore/Released)

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Jeeps and their crews also provided fighter and close air support for amphibious landings, and served as aircraft transports as the tempo of the carrier war in the Pacific mounted to a crescendo. Description from navy.mil. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathan Lewenthal and Capt. Eric Scheibe, AV-8B Harrier pilots with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over southern Helmand province, Afghanistan after conducting an aerial refuel on Dec. 6, 2012. VMA-231 deployed to Afghanistan to provide close air support for counter-insurgency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gregory Moore/Released)

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more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "COMBAT FOOTAGE CENTERED PRIMARILY AROUND OPERATION PIRANHA, CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE VIET CONG STRONGHOLD. PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE OPERATION. MARINES EXERCISING "ACROSS THE BEACH" LANDING TECHNIQUES. MARINES CLOSE AIR SUPPORT, NAVAL GUN FIRE SUPPORT AND ARTILLERY. EMPLOYMENT...

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A U.S. Army Ranger Joint Terminal Attack Controller from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment conducts Close Air Support proficiency training at Fort Smith, Ark. The 75th Ranger Regiment trains their Forward Observers (MOS 13F) as JTACs through the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course at Yuma, Ariz. and was the first unit to have Army Forward Observers as JTAC qualified personnel.

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A captured US plane, a devastatingly effective close air support aircraft called a Skyraider. This one became part of the post-war Vietnamese Air Force

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The F/A-18F Super Hornet is a highly capable aircraft across the full mission…

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