WTI 2-18: Flight Phase Begins

Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-18's flight phase began at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, April 2.  WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine…

1st MEB and ESG 3 Amphibious Operations

12/15/2017: U.S. Navy Sailors and Marines with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group 3, conduct amphibious operations off the coast of San Clemente Island during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 25, 2017. Dawn Blitz participating units are 1st MEB and ESG 3, USS Essex (LHD 2), USS Rushmore (LSD 47)…

Marine Corps Sunsetting the Prowler

12/10/2017: U.S. Marine Corps Col. David A. Suggs, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., was invited to fly in one of two EA-6B Prowler aircraft attached to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ) 2, Oct. 16, 2017. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, AZ, UNITED STATES 10.16.2017 Video…

The Evolving Marine Corps Operating Concept

11/20/2017: The Marine Corps Operating Concept (MOC) describes, in broad terms, how Marine Corps forces will conduct the range of military operations in accordance with our Title 10 responsibilities. 01.05.2017 Video by Ashley Randal Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory | Futures Directorate

Bold Alligator 17

10/28/2017 U.S. Marines and Sailors and partner nations conduct amphibious landings at Onslow Beach during exercise Bold Alligator on Camp Lejeune, N.C., 25 October, 2017. Bold Alligator 17 is a training exercise focused on a regimental amphibious assault that allows the Navy and Marine Corps team to train with partner nations…

Exercise Dawn Blitz 2017

10/27/2017: U.S, Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallions assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing embark aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) in support of Exercise Dawn Blitz Oct. 20, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike Group 3 and 1st Marine…

USS Puller: AFSB and Alligator Dagger

10/11/2017: An AH-1 Cobra helicopter and a UH-1 Huey helicopter, both assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced), land on the flight deck of the expeditionary supply base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) in support of Alligator Dagger 2017. Lewis B. Puller is the first afloat forward staging…

The Marines at Red Flag 17-3: The F-35B Returns to Red Flag

2017-07-29: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 "Wake Island Avengers," 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, participate in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10 to 28. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps and this iteration…