Marine Corps MOS Descriptions and Qualification Factors

Field 70, Airfield Services

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Cesar Salinas launches an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft, assigned to the "Nightmares" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 513, from the flight deck aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), March 9, 2013. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, is conducting amphibious integration training (AIT) and is scheduled to participate in certification exercise (CERTEX) upon completion of AIT.
••• U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Betsy Knapper

The airfield services OccFld includes the performance of aviation operations duties, aircraft rescue fire fighting, and expeditionary airfield (EAF) equipment recovery duties. In addition to the required basic technical skills of the particular specialty, airfield services Marines must have the ability to work closely with others. Airfield services Marines will be required to learn all facets of EAP equipment, clerical and administrative procedures pertinent to airfield operations or aircraft firefighting, and rescue techniques and equipment.

Formal schooling is provided to Marines entering the OccFld. Entry-level jobs include work as an aircraft recovery specialist, aviation operations specialist or aircraft firefighting and rescue specialist. Marines entering this OccFld will receive MOS 7000, Basic Airfield Services Marine. They will participate in routine airfield services functions while training for a designated MOS within the OccFld.

Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:

7011 --Exeditionary Airfield Systems Technician

7041 --Aviation Operations Specialist

7051 --Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist