AV-8B Harrier Aerial Refueling

11//22/2013: A U.S. Marine Corps AVV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts an aerial refueling with a KC-130 assigned to Command Element 26th MEU, at 18,000 feet over Djibouti, Africa, Sept. 19, 2013.  Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:9/19/13  

Preparing the Harrier for Operations

09/30/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conduct maintenance on AV-8B Harrier jets in order to participate in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 15, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat…

On the Challenge of Maintenance of Aircraft at Sea

09/24/2013: An interview of U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cody Hill, native of Rome, Ga., and an AV-8B Harrier airframe mechanic assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced). 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), at sea, July 20, 2013. The…

Harrier Takeoff Aboard the USS Kearsage

07/21/2013: U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takeoff from the flight deck of the USS Kearsage (LHD 3), at sea, July 13, 2013. The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th…

Refueling Ospreys at Sea: In the Future, Will the Osprey Be the Refueler?

11/07/2012: Refueling Ospreys at Sea [slidepress gallery='refueling-ospreys-at-sea'] Credit: 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:9/23/12 In the first photo, a KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24h Marine Expeditionary Unit, flies over Djibouti City after conducting aerial refueling training Sep. 23, 2012.The training consisted…

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Flight Ops

11/08/2012: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Flight Ops [slidepress gallery='uss-bonhomme-richard'] Credit: Amphibious Squadron 11:9/20/12 In the first photo, Marine pilot Maj. Howard Longwell from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, top, makes final preparations in the cockpit prior to takeoff in an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron…

Harriers Operating During Bold Alligator 2012

16 Harriers operated off of the USS Kearsarge during theBold Alligator 2012 exercise. And these aircraft worked with land based air in providing close air support and other missions in support of the sea base and the ground insertion forces. [slidepress gallery='harriers-operating-during-bold-alligator-2012'] The first five photos are credited to the…