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…

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,…

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…

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…