Hueys Live Fire Drills Over Yuma

02/26/2015
02/26/2015: Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, were operating from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, from December 2-11 to conduct live fire and fly-over drills on the air station's vast ranges with UH-1Y Hueys and AH-1Z Cobras.  Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Yuma:12/9/14

Thunderbirds Fly Over Super Bowl 49

02/03/2015
02/13/2015: When we visited Nellis AFB, we looked up and saw the Thunderbirds taking off for a training run.  We were told they were training for their fly over the forthcoming superbowl. The photos in this slideshow show the flyover and other photos of the Thunderbirds getting ready to go…

MAG-16 Conducts Long-range Raid During LSE-14

10/20/2014
10/20/2014: Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 16, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, conduct a long range raid to Yuma, Az., from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., during Large Scale Exercise 2014, Aug. 11, 2014.  LSE-14 is a bilateral training exercise being conducted by 1st MEB to build…

F-35 Lightning II Arrives at Luke AFB: And the Aussies Prepare to Come

03/14/2014
03/13/2014: F-35 Lightning II Arrives at Luke AFB By Paul Giblin The Republic Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:55 PM Air Force test pilot Roderick Cregier flew several slow, low loops through the Arizona sky before landing Luke Air Force Base’s first F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter jet Monday, launching a…

F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

04/10/2013
04/10/2013: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted its first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short Take Off, Vertical Landing operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. at approximately 8:45 a.m. March 21. This was also the first dual flight of VMFA-121 F-35B aircraft.  F-35 test pilot Maj. Richard Rusnok…

VMFA-121 F-35B Lightning II first operational flight

02/27/2013
02/27/2013: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) conducted its first operational F-35B Lightning II flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2013. VMFA-121 joined Marine Aircraft Group 13, Third Marine Aircraft Wing, in November 2012 as the Corp’s first operational F-35B squadron.  Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Yuma:2/21/13…

Getting Ready for Yuma: The F-35 Bs Prepare in Fort Worth

11/19/2012
11/19/2012: Over the past few months, the F-35Bs about to deploy to the first USMC squadron at Yuma Arizona have been getting ready to go.  [slidepress gallery='getting-ready-for-yuma'] These photos are credited to Lockheed Martin and show the aircraft getting ready for its transfer to MCAS Yuma.