24th MEU Operations

03/13/2015
03/13/2015: A UH-1Y Huey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from USS Iwo Jima (LPD 7), Jan. 7, 2015, in preparation for a live-fire exercise in the Mediterranean Sea. The 24th MEU and Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group are seen conducting naval…

Deck Landing Qualifications Aboard USS Anchorage

06/05/2014
06/05/2014: A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463 launches from the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during deck landing qualifications. Anchorage is seen performing training with the 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, off the coast of Kaneohe Bay An…

Super Cobra Operations

11/11/2013
11/11/2013: AH-1W Super Cobra pilot, Maj. Kristopher Faught, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), conducts various flight operations in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet area of responsibility aboard…

Flight Ops Aboard the USS Kearsarge

07/19/2013
07/19/2013: A UH-1N Huey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after conducting flight operations, at sea, July 13, 2013. [slidepress gallery='flight-ops-aboard-the-uss-kearsarge'] Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:7/13/13 The 26th MEU is…

MAG-16 throws Desert Tantrum

06/01/2013
06/01/2013: MAG-16 throws Desert Tantrum [slidepress gallery='mag-16-throws-desert-tantrum'] Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing:3/14/13 In the first photo, a CH-53E Super Stallion cools down at a forward area refueling point as MV-22 Ospreys fly in the distance during Operation Desert Tantrum outside of El Centro, Calif., March,…

Bataan Flight Ops

04/24/2013
04/24/2013: An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 26 lands on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during flight operations. MSG-26 is performing launches and recoveries from the flight deck in order to complete required qualifications. Bataan is underway conducting training operations…

Maintaining Helos at Sea

01/15/2013
01/15/2013: Maintaining Helos at Sea [slidepress gallery='maintaining-helos-at-sea'] Credit:24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:12/3/12 In the first photo, Lance Cpl. Ramon Sapien, a Dallas, native and AH-1W Super Cobra mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares for the installment of a main rotor to an AH-1W Super…