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,…

F-35B Lightning II Operations Aboard USS America (LHA 6) Wrap Up

12/06/2016: PACIFIC OCEAN (NOV. 17, 2016) The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) wrapped up its third and final developmental test phase (DT-III) of the F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on November 17. The Pax River ITF’s…

K-MAX Helicopters Arrive at MCAS Yuma

06/25/2016: The Marine Corps' first two Kaman K-MAX Helicopters arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Saturday May 7, 2016.  The K-MAX will be added to MCAS Yuma's already vast collection of military air assets, and will utilize the station's ranges to strengthen training, testing and operations across the Marine…

VMA-211 Last AV-8B Harrier Flight

05/16/2016: Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) conducted their last scheduled flight as an AV-8B Harrier Squadron aboard MCAS Yuma, Ariz., Friday, May 6, 2016.  The squadron will been redesignated as an F-35B Lightining II Squadron in June of 2016.  Credit: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma:5/6/16      

VMFA-121 Conducts F-35B Simulated Flight Deck Training At MCAS Yuma

05/15/2015: F-35B pilots, Maj. Aric Liberman (05 jet) and Capt. Brian Hansell (01 jet), with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., perform short take off and vertical landings as part of required flying field carrier landing practices (FCLP) at the stations auxiliary…