F-35B Lightning II Onboard the USS Essex

12/03/2017
12/03/2017: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II pilots assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in carrier qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 22, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike…

F-35B Lightning II Carrier Qualifications

12/01/2017
12/01/2017: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II pilots assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in carrier qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 22, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike…

Deck Landing Qualifications Onboard the USS Essex

10/30/2017
10/30/2017: U.S. Marine Corps pilots assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fly CH-53E Super Stallions and MV-22B Ospreys while participating in deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 21, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike…

Exercise Dawn Blitz 2017

10/27/2017
10/27/2017: U.S, Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallions assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing embark aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz Oct. 20, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and 1st Marine…

F-35 and Ground Fires Integration: The Marines Work HIMARS Effectiveness

10/20/2017
10/19/2017: Marines with 3rd Platoon, Rocket Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Forces Reserve, arrive at Landing Zone Bull Attack near the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Oct. 9, 2017 . [maxgallery id="101632"] The Marines are participating in Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 during their two-week annual…

MAGTF Demo

08/21/2017
08/21/2017: During the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and I Marine Division demonstrates the capabilities of the Marine Corps' principal organizational structure, the MAGTF. The Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF), which specializes in combined-arms tactics utilizing command, ground, aviation and logistics combat…

The Marines at Red Flag 17-3: The F-35B Returns to Red Flag

08/09/2017
2017-07-29: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 "Wake Island Avengers," 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10 to 28. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps and this iteration…

Looking at Red Flag 17-3 from a Marine Corps Point of View

08/07/2017
2017-08-07: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 "Wake Island Avengers," 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10 to 28. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps and this iteration…