Australian Army Relief Support in Australia

Due to the effects of the unprecedented weather event in Northern Queensland on farmers and their livestock in the region, The Australian Defence Force has been asked to provide critical lift support.  Joint Task Force 646 established a forward operating base out of Cloncurry in western Queensland on 9 February…

RAAF C-27J in Aussie Disaster Relief

On 9th February 2019, No. 35 Squadron from RAAF Base Amberley was called in to start supporting the North Queensland flood relief effort from Mount Isa.  Two Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan aircraft and crew worked with the Australian Army's 9th Force Support Battalion to deliver urgent aircraft fuel…

F-35Bs at Sea

F-35B Lightning IIs with Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) conduct flight operations carrying Guided Bomb Units from the USS Wasp (LHD 1), Philippine Sea, Feb. 3, 2019.  Naval Aviators with the detachment fly the Marine Corps' newest, most advanced multi-role fighter, the F-35B.  The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the…

Indo-Pacific Dialogue: New Delhi, India 

Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, participates in a panel discussion, “Indo-Pacific: Ancient Waterways, Emerging Geometries”, at the Raisina Dialogue 2019 in New Delhi, India.  The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference held annually and has emerged as India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and security.  NEW DELHI, INDIA…

VMM-365 Flight Operations During Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 conduct flight operations during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Northern Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The exercise enhanced the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  The Marines…

Australian-trained ATACs Add Bite to Afghanistan’s fight  

The training of Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) by coalition forces, including Australians, is having a significant impact on Afghanistan’s battles with insurgents.  In early December, the Afghan Air Force conducted its first night-time air strike inflicting heavy casualties on insurgents and destroying enemy munitions stores.  Operation Highroad is the…

F/A 18D Hornets in Trident Juncture Exercise 2018

U.S. Marines with Marine all Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 224 conduct pre-flight inspections on an F/A-18D Hornet assigned to VMFA(AW)-224, prior to departure for Trident Juncture 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, Oct. 15, 2018. MCAS Beaufort October 15, 2018