The George Washington: Moving from Disaster Relief to Preparing for Combat Operations

11/30/2013
11/29/2013:A key element of the flexibility of the large deck carrier is ability to work through the spectrum of operations.  This has been demonstrated recently in Pacific operations. The ship came to work in support of the Philippines as a seabase featuring its helo and Osprey support capabilities.  And then…

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…

Osprey Lands on Japanese Ship For the First Time

06/27/2013
06/26/2013: An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) lands onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 for the first time in history off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14. [slidepress gallery='osprey-lands-on-japanese-ship-for-the-first-time'] Credit: 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade:6/14/13 Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational…

Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion Landing Part of Exercise Dawn Blitz

06/27/2013
06/27/2013: Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) lands on San Clemente Island, West Cove, as a part of Exercise Dawn Blitz. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious…

Japanese and Marines During Dawn Blitz

06/26/2013
06/25/2013: 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit working alongside Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces for a PHIBRON/MEU integration exercise as well as Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) landings on San Clemente Island, West Cove, during amphibious exercise, Dawn Blitz.  Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California…

31st MEU Leads Multinational Evacuation Exercise

02/23/2013
02/23/2013: Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), both of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a non-combatant evacuation operation and a transportation of Japanese nationals overseas exercise alongside soldiers of the Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian militaries as part of exercise…

31st MEU and Japanese in Joint Operation

10/03/2012
10/03/2012: 31st MEU and Japanese in Joint Operation [slidepress gallery='31-st-meu-and-japan'] Credit: In the first photo, a combat rubber raiding craft baring Marines and Sailors with Company F., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and soldiers with 1st Company, 51st Infantry Regiment, 15th Brigade, Japanese…

31st MEU, Japanese forces conduct amphibious raid on Guam beach

10/01/2012
10/01/2012: Integrating with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team, soldiers with 1st Company, 51st Infantry Regiment, 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force conducted an amphibious raid exercise alongside their Company F., BLT 2/1 brethren here in Guam. The training evolution was part of the JGSDF's integration…