U.S. Marines Train for Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction

09/17/2018
By Todd Miller One cannot overlook the signage as we snake our way through Stone Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “Every Marine a Rifleman,” “One Shot, One Kill.” Apparently, the Marines don’t like to waste bullets.  This is good information.  The crackle of gunfire reverberates through the air from…

USS Essex Deployment and F-35B

09/17/2018
INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 2 2018)  An F-35B Lightning II, attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, prepares to launch from the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine…

HMAS Melbourne

09/14/2018
HMAS Melbourne deployed for from her home port of Fleet Base East, Sydney, in late May 2018, to participate in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise RIMPAC 2018, Exercise KAKADU 2018 and the Republic of Korea International Fleet Review 2018. [maxgallery id="119643"] HMAS Melbourne is one of the Royal Australian Navy's three Adelaide…

USS Lincoln and F-35

09/11/2018
In a story by USNI News’s Megan Eckstein published on August 27, 2018, the operation of F-35s onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln was highlighted. ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IN THE ATLANTIC The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has been incorporated into a carrier air wing’s cyclic flight operations…

RAAF C-27J First Battle Run

08/07/2018
The RAAF C-27J Spartan has showcased its ability to take off and land at short dirt runways as part of Exercise Hamel 2018 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area near Rockhampton. During the exercise, the C-27J Spartan has delivered troops and cargo, deployed supplies via parachute and conducted aeromedical evacuations. It’s…

RAAF C-130J Workforce Training

08/03/2018
In late 2017, responsibility for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules workforce training transitioned to No. 37 Squadron, following the disestablishment of No. 285 Squadron. [maxgallery id="118811"] As well as conducting airlift operations with the C-130J Hercules, No. 37 Squadron is also responsible for the training of pilots, loadmasters, and…

Exercise Pitch Black 2018

07/31/2018
Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise conducted from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 will be held from 27 July to 17 August 2018.  [maxgallery id="119009"] Exercises such as Pitch Black are pivotal to ensuring Air Force remains ready to respond…