Marine Corps Sgt. Maynard B. Pirtle, whose wife, Chandra, is the daughter of Eileen and David Schoenherr of Raymond, recently practiced combat training procedures, while assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, homebased at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

The training provided the Marines and sailors of Pirtle’s unit with the basic skills to survive in combat. The squadron simulated ambushes of convoys, defensive positions and offensive tactics.

Pirtle’s unit provides aviation logistics support, guidance and direction to Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons, as well as supplying them with munitions, aircraft armament equipment, guns and aviation weapons support equipment.

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