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Black Sheep Squadron marks double anniversary

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When Cpl. Austin McGee climbed into the cockpit of the vintage F4U Corsair parked on the flightline outside the squadron's hangar, he said he couldn't be more proud to be a part of the “most famous squadron” in the Marine Corps.


“I wanted to see what it was for the people who came before me,” said McGee, an avionics technician from Vilonia, Ark., stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. “It isn't very often that you get to step back into the past with a piece of history such as this.”


Not only were the 280 Marines from VMA-214 celebrating their squadron's 68th anniversary Tuesday, they were also commemorating the 100th anniversary of naval aviation. Although the actual centennial isn't until January 2011, the first big event marking the anniversary will be the March 27 Yuma Air Show, which is held at the air station.


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Guest rattler26

Very cool.

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