Canadian and US AAV training during RIMPAC 2018

U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion and 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment conduct assault amphibious vehicle familiarization training with Canadian Armed Forces during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Camp Pendleton, California, June 28, 2018.  Marines training with partner nations from around the world enhances prowess. RIMPAC…

Testing Amphibious Robotic Vehicles

05/05/2017: MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Apr. 21, 2017) A Multi-Utility Tactical Transport is tested on Red Beach on board Camp Pendleton, Calif. during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2017. ANTX is conference to harness competition among defense firms and government agencies to advance United States Marine Corps amphibious operations…

Dealing with the IED Threat

03/06/2017: U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct explosive ordnance disposal training on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017. This training allows Marines the opportunity to practice in a safe controlled environment. Video by Cpl. Hannah Perkins: 02.22.2017 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

F-35B Refueling

02/07/2017: United States Marine Corps Air Traffic Control Facilities Officer Captain Joseph Ellis discusses the F-35B Lightning II refueling exercise taking place on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl Desiree D King) CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES Credit:Marine Corps…

VMFA-121 at Red Beach

12/16/2016: We have recently interviewed the CO of VMFA-121 in Yuma in early December 2016 and will shortly publish his interview.  This story published last December highlights a milestone along the way for the squadron as it prepares for its deployment to Japan in 2017. An F-35B Lightning II from Marine Fighter…

VMFA-121 Conducts a Vertical Landing FARP

12/18/2015: An F-35B Lightning II from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 conducts a vertical landing at a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015. VMFA-121 marked another important milestone in the evolution of the aircraft conducting their first Close Air Support…

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 First Osprey Flight: The Phrog Retires

04/26/2015: LtCol. Paul Kopacz, Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 (VMM-364), pilots a MV-22 Osprey at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on 23 April 2015. This was the first flight for VMM-364 since transitioning from CH-46E Sea Knight’s as Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364) and is a milestone event for…

Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fallujah, Operation AL FAJR

11/08/2014: The Marines and Sailors of 1st Marine Division commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the Second Battle of Fallujah, Operation AL FAJR, by hosting a ceremony at Camp Pendleton. The ceremony honored all service members who participated in the historic battle, and reunited veterans from private to general officer in…