Harvest Hawk Live Fire Exercise: 2013

07/24/2014
07/22/2014: U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) and VMGR-252, MAG 14, 2nd MAW conduct a live fire training exercise in a KC-130J Harvest Hawk aircraft near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Calif. March 20, 2013. The…

Harvest Hawk in Afghanistan: 2012

07/22/2014
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…

First Combat Strike from a Harvest Hawk

11/28/2010
11/28/2010 - His job is usually reserved for officers, but in his first combat deployment as a joint terminal attack controller, one Marine has accomplished something no one else has ever done - officer or enlisted.

 Sgt. Andrew Rogers, a JTAC with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment controlled…

The Acquisition Challenge: Re-Shaping US Forces in a Constrained Fiscal Environment

09/17/2009
[caption id="attachment_1187" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="C-5M in Flight"][/caption] As the Obama Administration shapes the acquisition approach of the Department of Defense for the years to come, hard choices will be taken. And these choices will have significant impact both in implementing strategy and in shaping strategy for years to come. Among…