The USS Theodore Roosevelt Operating Its Air Wing

03/25/2015
03/25/2015: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) March 18, 2015. Theodore Roosevelt deployed from Norfolk and will execute a homeport shift to San Diego at the conclusion of deployment. Theodore Roosevelt is seen conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests…

The F-35C Arrives at Eglin AFB

06/27/2013
06/26/2013: According to a 33rd Fighter Wing Press release on June 22, 2013: The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-101 received the Navy’s first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin today.  U.S. Navy pilots and maintainers from VFA-101 are now training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.,…

The Plane Truth: Brazil and A Tale of Two Competitions

04/05/2012
by Kenneth Maxwell Brazil's principal newspaper had two stories in its Saturday issue concerning the competition for a new fleet of combat aircraft for the Brazilian air force and the continuing saga of the Super Tucano. In the "Folha de Sao Paulo," Clovis Rossi, writing from New Deli, where President…

The USMC Approach to Close Air Support

08/24/2011
08/24/2011 In this video, Captain Wittel of the Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC explains the USMC approach to Close Air Support.  Captain Wittel was participating in an exercise during the week of August 21, 2011.  The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing…

The Maintainers at the Heart of the Osprey Enterprise

11/28/2009
[caption id="attachment_2584" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The V22 Maintenance Team"][/caption] Crafting the Osprey Enterprise: The Role of the Maintenance Team New Plane, New Capability, New Support Concept The Osprey is a new plane, a new capability, and provides a new contribution to the MAGTF and to the joint forces. It is not…