Sea Knight USMC Ops

09/13/2011: Sea Knight USMC Ops [slidepress gallery='sea-knight-usmc-ops'] Credit: USN Visual Service: 7/17/2011 (1st Photo); 7/9/11 (remaining photos). In the first photo, CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 refuel on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during night…

PANAMAX 2011 Peru Navy F60

09/12/2011: PANAMAX 2011 is an annual multinational training exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command focusing on the security of the Panama Canal. Involving 16 nations from the Western Hemisphere and more than 3,500 civil and military personnel, the 12-day exercise takes place off the coasts of Panama and the United…

Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition

09/09/2011 The Winner of the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition The first annual Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition concluded last week when a panel of experts met in Eurofighter headquarters in Munich to choose the winners.The judges, who included Eurofighter photographer Geoffrey Lee from Planefocus; Neil Bury, author of the…

A Warthog Takes a Drink

09/08/2011: An A-10 Thunderbolt II is refueled over southern Afghanistan. The most prominent feature of the A-10 Thunderbolt II is the 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling-gun cannon. This weapon is capable of firing 3,900 rounds a minute and can defeat an array of ground targets, including tanks. Both the A-10…

USS Makin Island AV-8B Harrier Ops

09/06/2011: An AV-8B Harrier with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's aviation combat element, lands on and takes off from the USS Makin Island. The 11th MEU is conducting its first at sea exercise since becoming a complete Marine air-ground task force in May. Credit: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit: 08/16/2011

US Marines Aboard the French Warship FNS Tonnerre

09/05/2011 A recent French Navy video highlights the USMC landing on a French BPC.  The French and the USN-USMC team demonstrated in the Libyan operations the value of flexible basing, using land and sea to project power.  This is a core lesson learned going forward. [caption id="attachment_23675" align="aligncenter" width="300"…