11th MEU and the Japanese Self Defense Force during Exercise Dawn Blitz

06/10/2013
06/10/2013: 11th MEU and the Japanese Self Defense Force during Exercise Dawn Blitz [slidepress gallery='11th-meu-and-the-japanese-self-defense-force-during-exercise-dawn-blitz'] Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:6/6/13 In the first two photos, members of the Japanese Self Defense force launch a boat from the back of a helicopter during helocast training here June 6. The purpose of the training…

VMFA-121 F-35B Lightning II first operational flight

02/27/2013
02/27/2013: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) conducted its first operational F-35B Lightning II flight at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2013. VMFA-121 joined Marine Aircraft Group 13, Third Marine Aircraft Wing, in November 2012 as the Corp’s first operational F-35B squadron.  Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Yuma:2/21/13…

Republic of Korea Marine Corps Commandant Visits Okinawa

02/07/2013
02/07/2013: Lt. Gen. Ho Yeon Lee, the commandant of the ROK Marine Corps visited Okinawa Jan. 29 to tour Marine Corps installations and discuss training between the U.S. and ROK Marine Corps. Republic of Korea Marine Corps Commandant Visits Okinawa from SldInfo.com on Vimeo.  Credit:III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine…

Ospreys Make Historic Landing on Tinian

12/14/2012
12/142012: Two MV-22B Ospreys landed on West Field here Dec. 10 during exercise Forager Fury 2012. These were the first Ospreys to land on Tinian which marks another milestone achieved during the exercise. This is the first exercise the Osprey has participated in since replacing the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter…

MV-22 conducts First Flights in Japan

09/22/2012
09/22/2012: Marine Corps aircrews begin conducting MV-22 aircraft functional check flights and pilot proficiency flights aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 21, 2012. These flights, which will occur over the next several weeks, will take place mostly over water, with any over land portion conducted within the MCAS…

Inside look at Osprey Simulator

08/29/2012
08/29/2012: MV-22B Osprey Simulator aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The simulators provide operators with a virtual flying experience. Each is equipped with screens that act as windows, imitating an airborne environment, and exact replicas of the aircraft’s cockpit.“You feel like you’re in the actual aircraft, and it’s not even…

MV-22 in Japan

08/22/2012
08/22/2012: Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 conducts maintenance and functional checks of MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni July 25, 2012. This marks the first MV-22 Osprey aircraft deployment to Japan and a milestone in the Marine Corps' process of replacing CH-46E helicopters with the MV-22…

Cherry Point library makes first major push to iPad use

07/31/2012
07/31/2012: 19-year-old Pandora Van Orman, a Deltona Fla., native, plays with one of 30 new Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point library iPads at the station library, June 6.The idea began with Marine Corps Air Station New River,N.C., but made it's major assault on MCAS Cherry Point. Perfect for the…