VMFA-121 At Misawa Air Base

06/13/2018
Marine Aircraft Group 12 forces deployed several F-35B Lightning ll's for a regularly scheduled aviation training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 9, 2018.  [maxgallery id="117631"] ATR's are designed to increase operational readiness and bilateral interoperability for both U.S. and Japanese forces.  AOMORI, JAPAN 05.22.2018 Photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia…

VMFA-121 Works Standard Ordinance Evolution

06/12/2018
Marines from the ordnance section of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, load inert explosives into an F-35B Lightning II as part of a regularly scheduled aircraft training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2018.  [maxgallery id="117647"] ATR's are designed to…

F-35B Hot Loading

10/26/2017
10/26/2017: In a story published by the USMC on September 21, 2017, a recent F-35B hot loading exercise during the WTI course was discussed and highlighted. By Pfc. Ethan Pumphret MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. – Hot-loading is when an aircraft lands and has ordnance loaded while the engine is still…

F-35 at Northern Edge

05/09/2017
05/09/2017: U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 perform preflight operational checks on a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 4, 2017. Northern Edge, Alaska’s largest and premier joint training exercise, is designed to enhance interoperability among the services and ensure service members…

KC-130 Squadron Moves to Air Station Iwakuni

07/21/2014
07/21/2014: Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 has been supporting operations in the pacific theater as they make a permanent move from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Credit:American Forces Network, Iwakuni JAPAN:7/16/14 By Lance Cpl. D. A. Walters | Marine Corps Air…

Cobra Gold 2014: Training for NBC Environment

02/20/2014
02/20/2014: Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force train with Royal Thai sailors and airmen in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense tactics. Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 on Feb. 16.…

Marines Establish Self-sustaining Water Purification System

01/12/2014
01/12/2014: Lance Cpl. Dean O. Barrett, from San Diego, Calif., gathers accurate readings using a tactical water purification system Nov. 6, 2013, to determine the chemicals needed to properly purify seawater around a beach area on Tinian during exercise Forager Fury II. The water provided will be the sole source…

General Rudder Flies a Prowler during Forager Fury II

12/06/2013
12/06/2013: U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) Commanding General, takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, in an EA-6B Prowler, assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ)-2, on 4 December 2013.  VMAQ-2is currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st MAW, under…