Anchorage 2018 Deployment

A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) while on a deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). …

Cope North 2019: USAF Perspective

F-16C Fighting Falcons and F-15 Eagles receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during Cope North 19, February 26, 2019.  As U.S. Pacific Air Forces' largest multilateral exercise, the annual event demonstrates the U.S. Air Force's commitment to peace and security throughout the Indo-Pacific region by enabling regional forces to hone…

VMA-231 100 Year Anniversary

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 and Alumni discuss the long history of the unit at 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina, Jan. 4th, 2019.  VMA-231 celebrates their 100 year anniversary providing air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities from February 1919, to present day operations.  VMA-231 is…

Maintaining Lethality

Regionally allocated forces conduct maintenance regularly to maintain readiness and lethality, and participate in future training exercises with partners and allies. AHB recently began a rotation in Romania to support Atlantic Resolve, a joint NATO commitment to build readiness and enhance the bond between ally and partner nations through multinational…

480th Fighter Squadron Trains with Portuguese Air Force

The 480th Fighter Squadron went to Monte Real Air Base, Portugal for Flying Training Deployment with our NATO allies, the 301st Fighter Squadron, and the 201st Fighter Squadron. MONTE REAL, 10, PORTUGAL 02.14.2019 Video by Airman 1st Class Chanceler Nardone  52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs  

Exercise Cope North 19  

Exercise COPE NORTH 19 (CN19) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).  CN19 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a…

Living Through 2017 NATO Deployment

In 2017, NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence saw four new deployments, bringing multinational battlegroups into Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as a response to changing security environments along NATO’s eastern border.  As part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia, Spain has deployed a heavy armoured unit abroad for the first…

The F-35 Engine Removal and Installation (R&I) Mobility Trailer

The F-35 as a 21st century air platform has a number of innovations built into the aircraft and the overall air system to facilitate more effective maintenance and sustainability. One example is the Engine Removal and Installation (R&I) Mobility Trailer built in Australia for the F-35 global enterprise. According to the…