Working on USMC Helos at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

01/20/2014
01/20/2014: Working on Helos at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan [slidepress gallery='working-on-helos-at-camp-bastion-afghanistan'] Credit: Regional Command Southwest:11/28/13 In the first two photos, pilots return to Camp Bastion in their AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter following a routine mission in Helmand, Afghanistan Nov. 28. In the third photo, a Marine with Marine Light Attack Helicopter…

USMC Unmanned Cargo Resupply Air Vehicle Landing in Afghanistan

08/26/2013
08/26/2013: Cargo Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (CRUAS) assigned to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1), is used for training at Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. VMU-1 practiced landing a CRUAS to maintain proper technique and decrease mishaps.  Credit:2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward):8/14/13

Resupply Mission in Afghansitan Using UAVs

04/28/2013
 04/28/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Air Control Group 38, prepare a Cargo Resupply Unmanned Aircraft System (CRUAS), for a cargo drop in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April 18, 2013.  The CRUAS team conducted the mission to resupply Marines in Shir Ghazi, Afghanistan. (U.S.…

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 Cargo Resupply UAS in Afghanistan

12/05/2012
12/05/2012: An U.S. Marine Corps cargo resupply unmanned aircraft system (CRUAS) with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), takes off from Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2012.  VMU-3 tested the capabilities of the CRUAS. From an earlier…

An Update on the Taliban Attack at Camp Bastion: UK Provided Perimeter Security

09/25/2012
Camp Bastion perimeter security was being provided by the UK the evening of the attack.  And the Taliban attack itself is detailed in a BBC story which is well worth reading. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19704620 According to this story: Bastion is one of the biggest camps in Afghanistan - its perimeter is 37km…