VMFA-121 Operating from the USS Wasp

09/25/2018
A detachment of F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Asian-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under…

USMC Sustainment Training

09/24/2018
OAHU - U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct Sustainment Training Exercise, July 20, 2018, Hawaii.  This training allowed Marines and Sailors to sustain skills developed during a comprehensive six-month pre deployment training cycle, and included planning and executing ship-to-shore operations, company-sized…

A Japanese ASW Task Force Ventures Into the South China Sea

09/20/2018
The Japanese Self Defense force rarely mentions the operations of their submarines, short of participating in an exercise with the United States. But in a recent announcement by the Japanese, they highlighted that the Kuroshio, the helicopter carrier Kaga and two other destroyers, the Inazuma and Suzutsuki, conducted an antisubmarine…

Northern Strike 2018

09/20/2018
Multi-Agency watercraft simulate multiple maritime water range exercise scenarios, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Alpena CRTC water range over Lake Huron during exercise Northern Strike 18. Northern Strike 18 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from many states, multiple service branches and a number of coalition countries…

Lightning Strikes at Valiant Shield 2018

09/19/2018
"The high-end biennial Valiant Shield exercise kicked off in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, with some of the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ most advanced platforms participating in the weeklong event. "The exercise – a high-end, U.S.-only follow-up to the large-scale multi-national Rim of the Pacific exercise every…

Joint Training C-130 for Casualty Operations

09/19/2018
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen practiced transporting patients from ground ambulances to a static C130 at Fort McCoy, WI, on August 16. The training allowed members of each service to see how the others operate and enhanced their readiness for future joint operations. FORT MCCOY, WI, UNITED STATES 08.16.2018 Video by Staff…