USMC Helicopter Support Team, Japan 

03/11/2019
Video highlights Marines participating in helicopter support team operations Jan. 14-16, 2019 at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Landing Support Company, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group supported Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during external lift training,…

SM-3 Block 11A Intercept of IRBM

12/13/2018
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Kauai, Hawaii, successfully conducted Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03).  This was an operational live fire test demonstrating the Aegis Weapon System Engage On Remote capability…

VMFA-121 Operating from the USS Wasp

09/25/2018
A detachment of F-35B Lightning II's with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Asian-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under…

Refueling CH-53 Mid-Flight

08/27/2018
A U.S. Marine Corps C-130J Super Hercules cargo plane with the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 from Okinawa, Japan, conducts an aerial-refueling with a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463 during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 27.  Twenty-five nations, 45…

F-35As Arrive in Japan

11/21/2017
11/21/17: A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II soars over Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 2, 2017, on approach to Kadena Air Base, Japan. [maxgallery id="102799"] This marks U.S. Pacific Command’s first operational tasking for the F-35As and the first time a U.S. Air Force F-35A unit has deployed as a regularly…

Beverly High: Preparing for High Tempo Operations

09/26/2017
09/26/2017: Beverly High is a 24 hour realistic training exercise evaluating Kadena Air Base’s capabilities for 3 days. It’s comprised of multiple units working together confirming the readiness to fight today, tonight, tomorrow. Airmen loading 20MM onto F-15s KADENA AIR BASE, OKINAWA, JAPAN 09.07.2017 Video by Staff Sgt. Devin Nothstine 18th Wing…

Exercise Crocodile Strike 2017

09/15/2017
09/15/2017: Exercise Crocodile Strike 2017 is a bilateral training activity in Northern Australia from 20 to 31 August 2018 involving approximately 80 personnel, drawn from the Australian Defence Force, the US Marine Rotational Force-Darwin and the 4th Marine Regiment from Okinawa, Japan. The Exercise is focused on interoperability and cooperation in…

CH-53E Training

08/15/2017
08/15/2017: U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) fly in CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters over Okinawa, Japan, Jul. 31, 2017. The Marines conducted simulated personnel drops and aerial refuels to strengthen their capabilities in times of need. OKINAWA, JAPAN:07.30.2017 Video by Lance Cpl. Austin Weck III Marine Expeditionary Force Combat…