CH-53 Exercise

10/28/2016
10/28/2016: U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) and Marines with 1st Transport Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group conduct an external lift during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-17 at Auxiliary Airfield 2, Yuma, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2016. WTI is a seven week training event…

The ACE Embarks for Deployment with 13th MEU

02/14/2016
02/14/2015: The aviation element of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadrom (VMM) 166, departs for embarkation in preparation for the unit's Western Pacific/Middle East deployment, Feb. 12. The 13th MEU provides a forward deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis…

Cobras Operating at Sea

12/23/2014
12/23/2014: Two AH-1Z Super Cobra helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), depart the USS Makin Island in support of ongoing operations, Sept. 24. [maxgallery id="70349"] Credit:11th MEU:9/24/14 The 11th MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force embarked with the Makin…

USS Kearsarge Flight Deck Time Lapse

07/17/2013
07/17/2013: A time-lapse of aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced). 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and U.S. Navy MH-60s assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge, at sea, July 13, 2013.  The 26th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task…

Special Purpose MAGTF Africa Training

06/03/2013
06/03/2013: Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa provide security after disembarking from an MV-22 Osprey during a field training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 16, 2012. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa was training for their deployment to Europe. [slidepress gallery='special-purpose-magtf-training'] Credit:22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit:11/16/12 In the…

A Retrospective on the USMC in Helmand Province: “Summing up 2011″

03/11/2012
As the US engagement in Afghanistan winds down, and approach to the future is sorted out, Second Marine Division (Forward) has provided interviews with the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) which highlight the challenges and successes the Marines and sailors of the division made during their tenure as…

Operating in the Heartland of the Tailban Insurgency

03/06/2012
03/04/2012: As the US engagement in Afghanistan winds down, and the approach to the future is sorted out, Second Marine Division (Forward) has provided interviews with the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) which highlight the challenges and successes the Marines and sailors of the division made during their…

How Did the Marines Turn Marjah?

02/22/2012
02/29/2012: As the US engagement in Afghanistan winds down, and approach to the future is sorted out, Second Marine Division (Forward) has provided interviews with the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) which highlight the challenges and successes the Marines and sailors of the division made during their tenure…