F-35 and Ground Fires Integration: The Marines Work HIMARS Effectiveness

10/20/2017
10/19/2017: Marines with 3rd Platoon, Rocket Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Forces Reserve, arrive at Landing Zone Bull Attack near the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Oct. 9, 2017 . [maxgallery id="101632"] The Marines are participating in Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 during their two-week annual…

F-35 Integration with Ground Fire Systems: The Case of HIMARS

10/20/2017
10/20/2017:Marines with 3rd Platoon, Rocket Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Forces Reserve, conduct preparations and training drills during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 1-18 at Landing Zone Bull Attack near the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, Oct 6-19, 2017. Marines are providing High Mobility Artillery Rocket…

The Venom in an Aerial Gunnery Refinement Exercise

05/25/2016
05/25/2016: U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom’s assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an Aerial Gunnery Refinement exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-16 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., March 30, 2016. WTI is a seven week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre…

Exercising the Refueling of Helos in the Battlespace

05/08/2016
05/08/2016: U.S. Marines participating in Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-16 conduct a static refuel on landing Zone Bull at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., March 26, 2016. WTI is a seven week event hosted by MAWTS-1. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications…

Assault Support Tactics: MAWTS-1

11/25/2015
11/25/2015: U.S. Marines assigned to 1st Transportation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Logistics Regiment conduct external lifts of M777 Howitzers and High Mobility Multi-wheeled Vehicles utilizing CH-53E Super Stallions assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-16 at Landing Zone Bull, Chocolate…

Viper Offensive Air Support

11/22/2015
11/22/2015: U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper’s assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an offensive air support exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-16 at Mt. Barrow, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015. WTI is a seven week event hosted by MAWTS-1…

AH-1 Close Air Support

12/31/2014
12/31/2014: U.S. Marine Corps students attending Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course 1-15 participate in a close air support exercise utilizing the AH-1Z Cobra aircraft at Mount Barrow, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Oct. 02, 2014.  The AH-1 close air support exercise supported WTI 1-15 hosted by Marine Aviation…

Defense of the Expeditionary Airfield: A Core USMC Competence

10/13/2014
10/13/2014: U.S. Marines attending Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course 1-15 conduct a Defense of the Expeditionary Airfield Two (DEAF-2) exercise which involves defending a forward arming refueling point site against simulated attackers at Bull Attack, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Oct. 03, 2014. The DEAF-2 exercise supported WTI…