U.S. Pacific Command

Recovery Marines install M-31 arresting gear
170908-M-ZZ999-0083.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Joseph Abrego

Sep 11, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jeni Ridgell, an aircraft recovery Marine with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), conducts maintenance on M-31 Marine Corps Expeditionary Aircraft arresting gear during an annual certification at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. The M-31 arresting gear is a deployable arrestment gear that can handle rapid-cycle arrestments of aircraft with tail hooks. The annual certification was to ensure proper function of the arresting gear.


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