One Mean Aircraft

The F-35C Lightning II is the Navy's aircraft carrier version of the new joint strike fighter now in the hands of a select few naval aviators.  One pilot tells us why and how this aircraft is the baddest airplane on a carrier. 01.04.2019 Video by Robert Buchwald         

Autonomous Warrior 2018

Autonomous Warrior 2018 was a major demonstration designed to examine the potential of robotic, autonomous and uninhabited systems, in support of Defence operations in coastal environments. It combined an exhibition, trials and exercising in-service systems. [maxgallery id="121501"] The dynamic industry exhibition provided an opportunity for industry to showcase its latest…

311th Fighter Squadron Trains With the Marines

Pilots and maintainers assigned to the 311th Fighter Squadron, stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018, to train with Marine and Navy pilots.  This joint training provides F-16 Viper pilots in upgrade training their first opportunity to practice flying…

Avengers and the F-35B

F-35B Lighting IIs assigned to the "Avengers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 participate in a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise and Maj. Chris Brandt, F-35B pilot assigned to VMFA 211, conducts an interview on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) in the Pacific…

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)…

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…

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…

Remembering the Cactus Air Force While the Green Knights Move Out in Today’s Pacific

09/10/2017: On August 20, 1942, the first allied air units, to include 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, landed at Guadalcanal. They became known as the “Cactus Air Force,” one of the most innovative, hybrid units of WWII. By September 11th, 1,014 aviation personnel were operating on Guadalcanal. Of these, 33 were Army,…