F-35Bs at Sea

02/13/2019
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…

Marines in Kamandag 2 Exercise

11/21/2018
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 attached to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force, transport Marines from Clark Air Base for live-fire training during exercise KAMANDAG 2 at Colonel Ernesto P. Ravina Air Base, Philippines, Oct. 5, 2018.  KAMANDAG 2 helps maintain a high level of…

VMFA-121 Operating from the USS Wasp

09/25/2018
A detachment of F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Asian-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under…

USS Wasp Flight Ops

04/22/2018
F-35B Lightning II pilots with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit perform flight operations aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) during Certification Exercise, April 13, 2018.  The 31st MEU and Amphibious Squadron 11 conduct Certification Exercise as the final evaluation in a series of training exercises which ensures readiness for crisis response…

USS Green Bay in Valiant Shield 2016

10/15/2016
10/15/2016: WATERS NEAR GUAM (Sept. 18, 2016) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay launches a rolling airframe missile (RAM) for a live-fire exercise during Valiant Shield 2016. Valiant Shield 2016 is a biennial, U.S.-only, field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces.…

C-130 to Osprey Cargo Transfer

06/01/2016
06/01/2016: Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, assists the Government of Japan in supporting those affected by recent earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, April 18, 2016. The long-standing relationship between Japan and the U.S. allows U.S. military forces in Japan to provide rapid, integrated support…

Super Stallions in the Talisman Sabre 2015 Exercise

09/07/2015
09/07/2015: INDIAN OCEAN (July 13, 2015) A CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) sits on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). [maxgallery id="79500"] Credit:USS Green Bay: 7/13/15 Other photos show the CH-53E operating off of the ship.…

Harriers Practice Short Takeoff and Vertical Landings at Sea

08/17/2015
08/17/2015: AV-8B Harrier jet pilots practice short takeoffs and vertical landings aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) June 9, 2015.  The aircraft are with Marine Attack Squadron 311, currently assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of the aviation combat element. The 31st MEU is the only…