CH-46E Final Flight

08/17/2015
08/17/2015: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 conduct the final flight of two CH-46E Sea Knights at the Fleet Readiness Center East, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The CH-46E Sea Knight was decommisioned by the U.S. Marine Corps and replaced by the MV-22 Osprey. …

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

04/26/2015
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…

Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2014 Ships

10/28/2014
10/28/2014: The Chilean ships Rancagua (LST-92), Almirante Riveros and Sargento Aldea (LSDH-91) sail alongside the Mexican ship ARM Usumacinta during Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2014. The ships were accompanied by two U.S. Marine CH-46E Sea Knights from HMM-364, a Chilean Navy Super Puma and a Mexican MI-17 Hind. Representatives…

U.S. Marines, JGSDF Conduct Fast Rope Training

05/06/2014
05/06/2014: Soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fast rope from a CH-46E Sea Knight while conducting fast-rope training with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014. Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors…

Marines give JGSDF a lesson in Helo Casting

04/21/2014
04/21/2014: Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other I Marine Expeditionary Force units, and soldiers from the JGSDF, to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic training. [slidepress gallery='marines-give-jgsdf-a-lesson-in-helo-casting'] Credit:15th Marine…

31st MEU Leads Multinational Evacuation Exercise

02/23/2013
02/23/2013: Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), both of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a non-combatant evacuation operation and a transportation of Japanese nationals overseas exercise alongside soldiers of the Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian militaries as part of exercise…

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) in the Pacific Ocean

10/10/2012
10/09/2012: Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) in the Pacific Ocean [slidepress gallery='marine-medium-helicopter-squadron-268-in-the-pacific-ocean'] Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:11/16/11 In the first photo, an AH-1Z Super Cobra with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) prepares to land Nov. 17. The squadron is the aviation combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit,…

The 31st MEU’s Battalion Landing Team hone skills in helicopter assaults

01/25/2012
01/25/2012: Marines and Sailors with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a helicopter assault on Ie Shima Island, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. As the MEU’s Helo Company, this raid type training prepares the unit for real-time objectives it may face…