New Head of Australian Defence Force

Outgoing Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, handed command of the Australian Defence Force to General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, at a parade in Canberra on 6 July 2018.  The parade featured Australia’s Federation Guard, the Band of the Royal Military College – Duntroon, a…

USMC About USS America: The Future is Now

2016-12-09 : PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 17, 2016) The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) wrapped up its third and final developmental test phase (DT-III) of the F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on November 17. The Pax River…

Marine Corps Proof of Concept Demo

11/23/2016: Twelve F-35B Lightning II's embarked on USS America (LHA 6) November 19, 2016. The demonstration is the first shipboard Marine Corps F-35B integration demonstration alongside other Marine Corps Air Combat Element assets. With over 22,500 flight hours logged, the F-35B is the most versatile aircraft in the skies today.…

Harvest Hawk in Afghanistan: 2012

07/22/2014: VMGR-252 Squadron utilizes the KC-130J aircraft as the Harvest Hawk to support ground units in Afghanistan aboard Kandahar Air Field, Jan. 21, 2012. Credit: Regional Command Southwest:1/25/12 In a story written by Cpl. Issac Lamberth and published on March 26, 2012, a broad overview on the Harvest Hawk deployed…

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Daily Operations

07/06/2014: U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 115 conducted daily operations with the F/A-18 Hornet at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., May 15, 2014. Flight hours and maintenance are vital to the success of VMFA and their aircraft.  Credit:2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera:5/15/14