Pack ‘em up, ship ‘em out; VMM-363 ships aircraft to Japan

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: Lance Cpl. Robert Boettger, an airframe mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 Red Lions, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and a Houston native, covers an engine exhaust panel of an MV-22B Osprey aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., July 9. Marines protect the panels and windows as preventive…

VMM-363 Prepare Ospreys to be Shipped to Okinawa, Japan

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing prepare to preserve nine MV-22B Osprey aircraft for shipment to Okinawa, Japan on Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., June 9, 2013. The nine aircraft are being transferred to Okinawa,…

3rd MAW Conducts Air Lift of Battalion

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: MV-22B Ospreys with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing wait to take off to take a battalion of Marines to 29 Palms during Dawn Blitz 2013, June 21. Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2013 provide realistic relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the Navy and Marine Corps. [slidepress…

Marines Air Assault Training Exercise for Dawn Blitz 2013

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing stands by as a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing takes off from an airfield during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton,…

Aero Hunter

01/11/2013
01/11/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 169, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, MAG-16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines with the air interdiction force (AIF) conduct Operation Aero Hunter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2012.…

USMC Cargo UAV Being Tested in Afghanistan

12/08/2012
12/08/2012: A Cargo Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (CRUAS) with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) lands and takes off on Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2012. VMU-3 deployed to Afghanistan to support and conduct counter-insurgency operations.  Credit:…

USMC Helo Ops in Afghanistan

11/30/2012
11/30/2012: U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) wait for a flight next to an UH-1Y Venom helicopter in Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2012. [slidepress gallery='usmc-helo-ops-in-afghanistan'] Credit: Regional Command Southwest:10/4/12 In the second and third…