USS America Flight Ops at Sea

09/10/2017
09/10/2017: The newest LHA is currently at sea. In this video we see the Harriers launching from the ship. The ship is designed to carry F-35Bs, Ospreys and CH-53Ks, the 21st century USN-USMC amphibious assault force. 09.07.2017 Navy Media Content Services We have focused on the importance of the new class of…

Refueling Harriers Over Southwest Asia

02/01/2016
02/01/2016: U.S. Air Force KC-135 crewmembers from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuel two AV-8B Harrier II's over Southwest Asia on 31 December 2015. Fuel was delivered to this unit so that they can continue the fight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs:12/31/16…

Harriers Train Aboard the USS Boxer

01/15/2016
01/15/2016: An AV-8B II Harrier, assigned to Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), lands on and takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is seen underway off the coast of Southern California completing a certification exercise…

The UK, Allies and Re-thinking the F-35C

03/19/2012
3/19/12 by Robbin Laird As Ed Timperlake has argued in a companion piece, the UK shifting from the F-35C to an F-35B/A mix would make inherently good sense. https://sldinfo.com/the-uk-rethinks-the-f-35c-decision-shaping-a-british-led-expeditionary-strike-group/ At the heart of the shift is the ability to gain significant flexibility with the use of the new UK carriers…

A Day with 2nd Marine Air Wing

03/05/2012
02/21/2012: During interviews with senior USMC aviators concerning the 2nd MAW and Bold Alligator 2012, there was a chance to visit the flight tower and shoot some pictures. Most of the pictures are of Harriers, but there are some shots of helos and of the Prowlers. [slidepress gallery='a-day-with-2nd-marine-air-wing'] Credit: SLD:2012