Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 "Tomcats" ('WL-xx') deployed with their AV-8Bs from home base MCAS Yuma (AZ) to Ahmed al Jaber (Kuwait) as part of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command.
BuNo 165580/WL-15, armed with AIM-9 Sidewinders is seen during an aerial refueling session with a USMC KC-130J over Kuwait on 10 August 2019.
The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is designed to move on short notice to support operations throughout the Middle East and is involved in Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).
Photo credit: USMC by Sgt. Branden J. Bourque