31st MEU Delivers Marines and Sailors 300 Miles Inland for Exercise Koolendong 13

09/01/2013
09/1/2013: Marines and sailors with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, to participate in Exercise Koolendong 13 here, Aug. 30. The 31st MEU is moving a battalion-sized force more…

Dawn Blitz Air Assault Exercise

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment load into MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters as a part of a large-scale air assault to 29 Palms involving over 30 helicopters during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 20.  Dawn Blitz 2013 is one of a series of amphibious training events…

Marines Air Assault Training Exercise for Dawn Blitz 2013

06/26/2013
06/26/2013: A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing stands by as a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing takes off from an airfield during Dawn Blitz 2013 on Camp Pendleton,…

Balikatan 2013 Exercise

06/17/2013
06/17/2013: U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, Landing Support Company practice transporting a quadcon container, utilizing the MV-22 Osprey attached with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron at Subic Bay, Olongapo, Zambales, Philippines, April 8, 2013, in support of exercise Freedom Banner 2013.  According to a press release on April 5,…

Special Purpose MAGTF Africa Training

06/03/2013
06/03/2013: Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa provide security after disembarking from an MV-22 Osprey during a field training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 16, 2012. Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa was training for their deployment to Europe. [slidepress gallery='special-purpose-magtf-training'] Credit:22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit:11/16/12 In the…

MAG-16 throws Desert Tantrum

06/01/2013
06/01/2013: MAG-16 throws Desert Tantrum [slidepress gallery='mag-16-throws-desert-tantrum'] Credit:Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing:3/14/13 In the first photo, a CH-53E Super Stallion cools down at a forward area refueling point as MV-22 Ospreys fly in the distance during Operation Desert Tantrum outside of El Centro, Calif., March,…

JGSDF Conducts MV-22 Osprey Insertion During Iron Fist 2013

05/05/2013
05/05/2013: U.S. Marines with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force participate in Exercise Iron Fist 2013 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. Feb. 13, 2013. The purpose of the bilateral amphibious exercise was to improve interoperability, enhance military-to-military relations and hone individual and small-unit skills necessary for effective crisis…

Bataan Flight Ops

04/24/2013
04/24/2013: An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 26 lands on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during flight operations. MSG-26 is performing launches and recoveries from the flight deck in order to complete required qualifications. Bataan is underway conducting training operations…