2nd MAW Works Low Altitude Air Defense

U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battalion conduct their annual qualification training at Onslow Beach, North Carolina, May 21, 2019.  The live-fire training increases their capabilities in providing task organized, ground security force in defense of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force air sites, assets and installations when…

Bayou Thunder

Bayou Thunder was held off the coast of Louisiana, Jan. 29, 2019.  [maxgallery id="123414"] The purpose of the exercise is to enhance Marine attack Squadron (VMA) 231's air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities while also strengthening service interoperability with joint services.  The aircraft are assigned to VMA-231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd…

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…

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…

2nd MAW Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, Nov. 7-13, 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  11.12.2018 Video by Sgt. Jessica Etheridge  2nd Marine Aircraft Win

Exercise Frozen Reindeer: VMU-2 Flight Operations

U.S. Marines with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 conduct post-recovery procedures during Frozen Reindeer in Rena, Norway, May 31, 2018.  [maxgallery id="117972"] Frozen Reindeer is a training exercise designed to build flight and ground proficiency in cold weather environments. RENA, NORWAY 05.31.2018 Photo by Sgt. Joselyn Jimenez  2nd Marine Aircraft…

The Perspective of an AV-8B Harrier II Pilot

10/05/2017: Capt. Michael Wehner discusses what it’s like to be an AV-8B Harrier II pilot at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Sept. 8, 2017. Harrier pilots conduct offensive and defensive anti-air warfare, including combat air patrol; armed escort missions; and offensive missions against enemy ground-to-air defenses. Wehner is assigned…

EA-6B Prowlers in “Final Four” Flight: The Marines Look to a New Approach to Electronic Warfare

03/06/2016: Four EA-6B Prowlers assigned to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Prowler Squadrons (VMAQT-1, VMAQ-2, 3, and 4) conduct a “Final Four” division flight near Cherry Point, N.C., March. 1, 2016. The 4 Prowlers flew together one last time before the official retirement of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1…