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 

Remaining VMFA-121 F-35Bs Arrive in Japan

11/21/17: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 lands at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 15, 2017. The remaining aircraft represent the last installment of F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-121. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which…

VMGR-252 Refueling Harriers and F-35s

10/23/2017: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refuel and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 conduct aerial refuel exercises above Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. on Sept. 19, 2017. VMGR-252 participated in refueling AV-8B Harriers and F-35B Lightning II. CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES 09.19.2017 Video by Lance Cpl. Jonathon Wiederhold 2nd…


08/21/2017: During the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and I Marine Division demonstrates the capabilities of the Marine Corps' principal organizational structure, the MAGTF. The Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF), which specializes in combined-arms tactics utilizing command, ground, aviation and logistics combat…

Advanced Hawkeye Returns to Japan After USS Ronald Reagan Deployment

08/17/2017: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 return to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 9, 2017. VAW-125 deployed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for the first time with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. The E-2D is the latest variant of the…

F-35B Refueling

02/07/2017: United States Marine Corps Air Traffic Control Facilities Officer Captain Joseph Ellis discusses the F-35B Lightning II refueling exercise taking place on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl Desiree D King) CAMP PENDLETON, CA, UNITED STATES Credit:Marine Corps…

Mayor Fukuda Visits MCAS Yuma Prior to Arrival of VMFA-121 to Japan

12/16/2016: From left to right, U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Fuerst, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Kosei Nomura, director of Status of U.S. Forces Agreement Division Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Lt. Col. J. T. Bardo, commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Sqaudron (VMFA) 121,…

Marines Execute a Long-Range Raid

11/14/2016: U.S Marines executed a long-range raid from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa to the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji as part of Blue Chromite 2017, Nov. 4, 2016. The Marines honed their ability to project forces from afar by executing a long-range raid over 1,000 miles via MV-22B…