Aussies and Marines Work Together at RIMPAC 2018

U.S. Marines from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Australian Clearance Diving Team Four jump from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during helocast training as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 24, 2108.  RIMPAC provides…

USS America and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Return Home 2018

The Marines and Sailors of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and America Amphibious Ready Group return home after completing a seven-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Horn of Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean, this is their deployment video. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Hannah Perkins) PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 2, 2018)…

Flyover over USS America

03/03/18: AV-8B Harrier’s with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Aviation Combat Element and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) perform a fly over above the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 20, 2018. [maxgallery id="104127"] The 15th MEU and America Amphibious Ready…

USS America Completes First Deployment

2/11/18: The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) prepares to transit underneath the Coronado Bridge as during its return to homeport in San Diego from its maiden deployment Feb 2, 2018. [maxgallery id="104143"] The America, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is…

USS Puller: AFSB and Alligator Dagger

10/11/2017: An AH-1 Cobra helicopter and a UH-1 Huey helicopter, both assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced), land on the flight deck of the expeditionary supply base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) in support of Alligator Dagger 2017. Lewis B. Puller is the first afloat forward staging…

Exercising an Insertion Force

03/15/2017: Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force conduct an air insertion reconnaissance during Realistic Urban Terrain training at Twentynine Palms, March 6, 2017. RUT is a land-based exercise that provides an opportunity to integrate unique skills and develop the MEU’s collective proficiency in challenging and unfamiliar environments.…

Dealing with the IED Threat

03/06/2017: U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct explosive ordnance disposal training on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017. This training allows Marines the opportunity to practice in a safe controlled environment. Video by Cpl. Hannah Perkins: 02.22.2017 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

USS America Prepares for Deployment

2017-01-30 The USMC is the only tiltrotar-enabled assault force in the world. The USS America has been built to facilitate this capability and will be augmented as the F-35B is added to the Ospreys, and helicopters already operating from the ship and as unmanned vehicles become a regular operational element…