Flyover over USS America

03/03/18: AV-8B Harrier’s with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Aviation Combat Element and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) perform a fly over above the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 20, 2018. [maxgallery id="104127"] The 15th MEU and America Amphibious Ready…

VMA-211 Last AV-8B Harrier Flight

05/16/2016: Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) conducted their last scheduled flight as an AV-8B Harrier Squadron aboard MCAS Yuma, Ariz., Friday, May 6, 2016.  The squadron will been redesignated as an F-35B Lightining II Squadron in June of 2016.  Credit: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma:5/6/16      

USS Kearsarge Embarked Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Strikes ISIL

11/23/2015: ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 19, 2015) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), launches from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Kearsarge is deployed to…

Harriers Practice Short Takeoff and Vertical Landings at Sea

08/17/2015: AV-8B Harrier jet pilots practice short takeoffs and vertical landings aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) June 9, 2015.  The aircraft are with Marine Attack Squadron 311, currently assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of the aviation combat element. The 31st MEU is the only…

USS Makin Island in the South China Sea

11/24/2014: An MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is seen on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. [maxgallery…

Harvest Hawk in Afghanistan: 2012

07/22/2014: VMGR-252 Squadron utilizes the KC-130J aircraft as the Harvest Hawk to support ground units in Afghanistan aboard Kandahar Air Field, Jan. 21, 2012. Credit: Regional Command Southwest:1/25/12 In a story written by Cpl. Issac Lamberth and published on March 26, 2012, a broad overview on the Harvest Hawk deployed…

22nd MEU Prepares for Deployment via a Composite Training Unit Exercise

02/02/2014: Bataan sailors involved with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines are seen underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to present the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group with scenarios seen on deployment. [slidepress gallery='22nd-meu-prepares-for-deployment-via-a-composite-training-unit-exercise']  Credit: USS Bataan (LHD 5):12/3/13 In the first photo, Commodore, Amphibious Squadron 6, Capt. Neil…