USS Peleliu and LCU Operations

12/08/2014
12/08/2014: A landing craft utility (LCU) from Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 navigates at sunset while returning to the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) after conducting a scheduled beach raid exercise. Peleliu is the lead ship in the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (#PELARG14) seen conducting joint forces exercises…

31st MEU Night Airborne Raid Exercise

04/26/2014
04/26/2014: A night airborne raid was conducted by the Weapons and Golf Companies of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, on a notional enemy-held town at a training range aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa.  The raid was in support of the 31st MEU's "MEUEX," a week-long…

Army Helos Jumping on and Off of Amphibious Ships

04/15/2014
04/15/2014: These images show various US Army helos deployed to South Korea using amphibious ships as lily pads for going from shore to ship and back again.  They are not designed for ship operations; they are not “marinized” in any way.  And they are not compatible with shipboard systems of…

MV-22 Osprey Flight Operations in East China Sea

03/27/2014
03/27/2014: An MV-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft performs flight operations in the East China Sea and Okinawa. EAST CHINA SEA (March 15. 2014) -- An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, performs operations out of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).…

Integrating the Seabase Into Operation Damayan: The Osprey and the SDF

11/30/2013
11/29/2013: During Operation Damayan, JTF-505 demonstrated the successful cooperation between partners in the Asia-Pacific, enabled by the forward presence of U.S. military assets. The versatility of the Osprey makes it ideal for operating across international platforms during crises and contingencies and integrating the seabase into overall operatons. [slidepress gallery='the-osprey-and-the-sdf'] Credit:…

The Osprey Globally Engaged: This Time Landing on a Japanese Ship in the APR

11/13/2013
11/13/2013:Earlier this year (June 14th), an Osprey landed onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181) during Dawn Blitz off of the coast of Naval Base Coronado. [slidepress gallery='osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-operating-in-the-pacific']  Credit:III MEF:11/12/13 https://sldinfo.com/osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-for-the-first-time/ https://sldinfo.com/osprey-mates-with-japanese-ship/ Now this has been done from Okinawa to a Japanese ship deployed in the Pacific. Lt. Gen. John Wissler and…

31st MEU Delivers Marines and Sailors 300 Miles Inland for Exercise Koolendong 13

09/01/2013
09/1/2013: Marines and sailors with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, to participate in Exercise Koolendong 13 here, Aug. 30. The 31st MEU is moving a battalion-sized force more…

Replenishment at Sea for Talisman Saber 2013

07/24/2013
07/23/2013: An SH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Island Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 loads supplies onto the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during vertical replenishment (VERTREP) July 18. Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious…