Deck Landing Qualifications Onboard the USS Essex

10/30/2017
10/30/2017: U.S. Marine Corps pilots assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fly CH-53E Super Stallions and MV-22B Ospreys while participating in deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 21, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike…

The Osprey Globally Engaged: This Time Landing on a Japanese Ship in the APR

11/13/2013
11/13/2013:Earlier this year (June 14th), an Osprey landed onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181) during Dawn Blitz off of the coast of Naval Base Coronado. [slidepress gallery='osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-operating-in-the-pacific']  Credit:III MEF:11/12/13 https://sldinfo.com/osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-for-the-first-time/ https://sldinfo.com/osprey-mates-with-japanese-ship/ Now this has been done from Okinawa to a Japanese ship deployed in the Pacific. Lt. Gen. John Wissler and…

Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion Landing Part of Exercise Dawn Blitz

06/27/2013
06/27/2013: Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) lands on San Clemente Island, West Cove, as a part of Exercise Dawn Blitz. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious…

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Trains on San Clemente Island

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Trains on San Clemente Island [slidepress gallery='japan-ground-selfdefense-force-trains-on-san-clemente-island'] Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:6/20/13 In the first two photos, the Japanese Ship Hyuga observes fires as members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire 81mm and 120mm mortars here. The live fire range was conducted as part of…

Japanese and Marines During Dawn Blitz

06/26/2013
06/25/2013: 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit working alongside Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces for a PHIBRON/MEU integration exercise as well as Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) landings on San Clemente Island, West Cove, during amphibious exercise, Dawn Blitz.  Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California…

Dawn Blitz Air Assault Exercise

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment load into MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters as a part of a large-scale air assault to 29 Palms involving over 30 helicopters during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 20.  Dawn Blitz 2013 is one of a series of amphibious training events…

Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013: Off Loading Equipment

06/19/2013
06/18/2013: Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013: Off Loading Equipment [slidepress gallery='exercise-dawn-blitz-2013'] Credit:1st Marine Division - Combat Camera:6/14/13 In the first three photos, U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment-17, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and U.S. Navy Sailors with Naval Beach Group-1, Expeditionary Strike Group-3, conduct Maritime Prepositioning Force training and offload equipment…