Lt. Gen. Wissler Visits Tacloban Air Base After Typhoon Haiyan

11/17/2013
11/17/2013: Lt. Gen. John Wissler commanding general of the III Marine Expeditionary Force visits Tacloban Air Base after Typhoon Haiyan and is briefed on developments. III MEF is the key initial US force dealing with the relief effort and has functioned as the tip of the spear for the joint…

3rd MEB departs for Philippines

11/13/2013
11/12/2013: Marines and Sailors from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force, are deploying to the Philippines to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in the wake of typhoon Haiyan. At the request of the Government of the Philippines, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed U.S.…

The Osprey Globally Engaged: This Time Landing on a Japanese Ship in the APR

11/13/2013
11/13/2013:Earlier this year (June 14th), an Osprey landed onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181) during Dawn Blitz off of the coast of Naval Base Coronado. [slidepress gallery='osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-operating-in-the-pacific']  Credit:III MEF:11/12/13 https://sldinfo.com/osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-for-the-first-time/ https://sldinfo.com/osprey-mates-with-japanese-ship/ Now this has been done from Okinawa to a Japanese ship deployed in the Pacific. Lt. Gen. John Wissler and…

1st MAW Bids Owens Farewell and Welcomes Rudder

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: Brig. Gen. Steven R. Rudder expressed his intent to build upon 1st Marine Aircraft Wing’s past successes during the 1st MAW change of command ceremony July 9 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. [slidepress gallery='1st-maw-bids-owens'] Credit:III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific:7/9/13  “When the commandant and the…

Ospreys Make Historic Landing on Tinian

12/14/2012
12/142012: Two MV-22B Ospreys landed on West Field here Dec. 10 during exercise Forager Fury 2012. These were the first Ospreys to land on Tinian which marks another milestone achieved during the exercise. This is the first exercise the Osprey has participated in since replacing the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter…

Rapid ground refueling on Tinian

12/08/2012
12/08/2012: Marines offload fuel from a KC-130J Hercules aircraft at Tinian’s West Field Dec. 3 during Exercise Forager Fury 2012. [slidepress gallery='rapid-ground-refueling-on-tinian'] Credit: Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni: 12/3/12 The aircraft transferred more than 4,000 gallons of fuel to the expeditionary fuel point here. The Marines are Bulk Fuel Specialist with…