Looking Back: USMC Ospreys and Harriers Aboard the HMS Illustrious

03/27/2015
03/25/2015: By Robbin Laird In 2007, the HMS Illustrious was the first non-US ship on which an Osprey was to land. I had the opportunity to be aboard one of those Ospreys and land on the ship and observe Marines working with the Royal Navy and operating their Harriers off of the…

Jets of Mountain Roundup Exercise

10/21/2013
10/21/2013: A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 16, 2013. The flight was part of Mountain Roundup, a massive multi-service, multi-national exercise. [slidepress gallery='jets-of-mountain-roundup'] Credit:366th Fighter Wing:10/19/13  In the third photo, a Singapore air force F-15SG Strike Eagle takes off…

Preparing the Harrier for Operations

09/30/2013
09/30/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conduct maintenance on AV-8B Harrier jets in order to participate in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 15, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat…

Corsair and Harrier Flyby

05/11/2012
Harrier and Cosair fly over 2012 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show May 4, 2012. Corsair and Harrier Fly By from SldInfo.com on Vimeo. Credit:2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point:5/5/12 F4U Corsair: Blue Meanie Between 1941 and 1952, the Chance Vought Corporation hammered out 12,500 handsome…

Harriers Operating During Bold Alligator 2012

03/04/2012
16 Harriers operated off of the USS Kearsarge during theBold Alligator 2012 exercise. And these aircraft worked with land based air in providing close air support and other missions in support of the sea base and the ground insertion forces. [slidepress gallery='harriers-operating-during-bold-alligator-2012'] The first five photos are credited to the…