VMA-231 100 Year Anniversary

03/07/2019
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 and Alumni discuss the long history of the unit at 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina, Jan. 4th, 2019.  VMA-231 celebrates their 100 year anniversary providing air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities from February 1919, to present day operations.  VMA-231 is…

VMGR-252 Refueling Harriers and F-35s

10/23/2017
10/23/2017: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refuel and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 conduct aerial refuel exercises above Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. on Sept. 19, 2017. VMGR-252 participated in refueling AV-8B Harriers and F-35B Lightning II. CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES 09.19.2017 Video by Lance Cpl. Jonathon Wiederhold 2nd…

EA-6B Prowlers in “Final Four” Flight: The Marines Look to a New Approach to Electronic Warfare

03/06/2016
03/06/2016: Four EA-6B Prowlers assigned to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing's Prowler Squadrons (VMAQT-1, VMAQ-2, 3, and 4) conduct a “Final Four” division flight near Cherry Point, N.C., March. 1, 2016. The 4 Prowlers flew together one last time before the official retirement of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1…

Visiting VMU-2 at Cherry Point

06/07/2015
06/07/2015: On May 18, 2015, the Second Line of Defense team visited the Marine Corps UAV squadron at Cherry Point. This was a return visit. In the earlier interview conducted in the summer of 2014. The importance of shaping a more flexible UAS for USMC operations was highlighted, With regard…

HMH-366 External Lift Training

03/30/2015
03/30/2015: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and Combat Logistics Battalion 22 conduct external lift training at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 07, 2015. The training consisted of CH-53E Super Stallions and embarkation Marines rehearsing the insertion and extraction of cargo through air support.…

F-35 visits Cherry Point

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: Members of Cherry Point prepare the F-35B Lightning II to be moved to the Fleet Readiness Center East for maintenance July 9. The joint strike fighter is suited for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat, surveillance and reconnaissance gathering, electronic warfare and command and control roles. [slidepress gallery='f-35-visits-cherry-point']  Credit: 2nd Marine…

Harrier Level III Demo

05/16/2012
Thousands gather for the second day of the 2012 Cherry Point Air Show, May 5, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The air show, which runs May 4-6, is a celebration of the heritage surrounding 100 years of Marine aviation. The event is free and open to the…

Getting it Right for the Battle-Hardened I-Pad Generaton

09/06/2011
09/06/2011 by Ed Timperlake On Monday November 8, 2010 the Southern Chester Weekly (Pa.) published an obituary for a fallen Marine. “William McCurdy DeMarino, 20, died suddenly on October 24, 2010, in an automobile accident where he was stationed in North Carolina. He was serving as a Lance Corporal in…