CRW working with USCG in Water Survival Training

09/20/2011
09/20/2011: This slideshow highlights joint USCG and USAF training.  We visited the CRW earlier this year and here the CRW from McGuire is training with the USCG on rescue at sea operations. [slidepress gallery='crw-working-with-uscg-in-water-survival-training'] Photo Credit: 621st Contingency Response Wing:08/18/2011 In the first photo, Staff Sgt. James Stewart, 621st Contingency…

Summer Storm 2011

09/19/2011
08/31/2011: One of the key advantages of having an amphibious fleet is the ability to support coalition operations.  This slideshow shows a Romanian Navy Super Puma (IAR 330) helicopter touching down on the flight deck of USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) during Summer Storm 2011, a combined amphibious assault exercise,…

Sea Knight USMC Ops

09/13/2011
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
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…

A Warthog Takes a Drink

09/08/2011
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…

Harrier Exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

09/01/2011
08/30/2011: During a recent exercise of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the USMC honed their skills at landing Harriers on AM-2 matting, loading the aircraft with the pilot in the cockpit and ready to go after loading the aircraft with both weapons and fuel.  After getting “a bag of fuel”…

Visiting USMC Air Station New River

08/30/2011
08/30/2011: It has become a Second Line of Defense tradition to visit New River in late August.  Last year, we interviewed several Osprey pilots and maintainers and these interviews were collated with other articles to shape a Special Report on the Osprey. https://www.sldinfo.com/download-pdf-the-an-update-on-the-osprey/ As the motto of the Air Station…