Hot Refuel Pit Test on KC-130J

12/21/2017: Maintaining air superiority is accomplished if our aircraft are constantly maintained, trained on, and refueled. Marine Corporal Calvin Hilt went to the hot refueling pits to see how Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni maintains a high standard of readiness. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 10.20.2017 Video by Cpl. Calvin Hilt 

Fueling Partnerships: U.S. Marines, Spanish Pilots Test Aerial-Refueling Capabilities

07/30/2015: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed refueling operations from Morón Air Base, Spain, with Spanish Navy pilots May 15, 2015. Two Spanish harrier jets departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, and tested their ability to complete inflight-refueling procedures with a KC-130J from SPMAGTF-CR-AF. The two…

Crisis Response Marines Complete Aerial Refueling Mission From Spain

03/17/2015: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed an aerial refueling mission from Morón Air Base, Spain, Feb. 25, 2015. Two MV-22B Ospreys connected to refueling lines on a KC-130J, which refueled the Ospreys over the Atlantic Ocean. The ability to complete inflight refueling greatly extends…

KC-130J Fixed Wing Refueling for 2nd Marine Air Wing

02/14/2015: A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 is parked on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 2, 2014. VMGR-252 conducted fixed wing aerial refueling exercises with Marine Attack Squadron 223 and Marine Electronic Warfare…

Harvest Hawk in Afghanistan: 2012

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…

KC-130J Refuels Osprey

04/15/2014: A KC-130J Hercules property of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252, refuels an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron (VMM) 264 and 266, off the coast of N.C., April 14, 2014. VMGR-252 conducted aerial refueling training with VMM-264 and 266 .  Credit:2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat…

Visiting SP-MAGTF Crisis Response in Spain: Prior to the Sudan Mission

01/09/2014: Second Line of Defense’s Murielle Delaporte visited the SP-MAGTF Crisis Response in Morón Air Base, Spain a few days prior to their mission to South Sudan to extract US embassy personnel.  The SP-MAGTF Crisis Response was formed over an 8-month period and first deployed to Europe for temporary basing…