HMH-366 External Lift Training

03/30/2015
03/30/2015: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and Combat Logistics Battalion 22 conduct external lift training at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Jan. 07, 2015. The training consisted of CH-53E Super Stallions and embarkation Marines rehearsing the insertion and extraction of cargo through air support.…

Iwakuni Maintainers for F/A-18 Hornets

11/02/2014
11/02/2014: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 Maintainers makes sure their fighter jets are operational and ready when they go up in the sky. Credit:American Forces Network, Iwakuni JAPAN:8/18/14 And this story was published earlier this year about the maintainers working to keep the F-18s flying in Thailand during an exercise.…

3rd MAW Marines Fight San Diego County Wildfires

05/19/2014
05/19/2014: U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, assist California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and local firefighting agencies containing the Fires in Camp Pendleton, Calif. May 16, 2014.  Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd…

USMC Insertion and Extraction Exercise with CH-53E

12/31/2013
12/31/2013: U.S. Marines from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5), 1st Marine Division from Camp Pendleton, Calif. conduct a company extraction and insertion aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion transport helicopter with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 (HMH-466), Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW)…

Marine Attack, Transport Helicopters over Hawaiian Islands

08/25/2013
08/25/2013: An AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter and UH-1Y Huey helicopter fly off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, toward Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, during maintenance and readiness flights, June 13, 2013. [slidepress gallery='cobra'] Credit: Marine Corps Base Hawaii – Kaneohe Bay: 6/13/13 The training was designed to challenge aircraft…

F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

04/10/2013
04/10/2013: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conducted its first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Short Take Off, Vertical Landing operations aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. at approximately 8:45 a.m. March 21. This was also the first dual flight of VMFA-121 F-35B aircraft.  F-35 test pilot Maj. Richard Rusnok…

Maintaining Helos at Sea

01/15/2013
01/15/2013: Maintaining Helos at Sea [slidepress gallery='maintaining-helos-at-sea'] Credit:24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:12/3/12 In the first photo, Lance Cpl. Ramon Sapien, a Dallas, native and AH-1W Super Cobra mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares for the installment of a main rotor to an AH-1W Super…