Trident Juncture 2015

10/26/2015
10/26/2015: Trident Juncture 2015 sees a huge mix of land, air and sea training exercises. On 10/22/15 in Sierra Del Retin, Spain the Dutch ship, HNLMS Johan de Witt saw USMC V22 Ospreys land on its deck. In Portugal, Portuguese and US Marines, conduct an Assault operation, at the Pinheiro…

Trident Juncture Kicks Off LIVEX

10/23/2015
10/23/2015: The live portion of Trident Juncture – NATO’s biggest exercise in over a decade, kicks off today. Portuguese “Fuzileiros” Marines and U.S. Marines put forces ashore in a beach in Pinheiro da Cruz from the USS Arlington in an amphibious assault training exercise. Meanwhile in San Gregorio, Spain, the Baltic…

Trident Juncture Begins in Italy

10/20/2015
10/20/2015: The opening ceremony of NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 took place at an Italian military base in Trapani, Sicily on 10/19/15. It was followed by a large aerial display with fighter jets, transport planes and helicopters from various NATO member countries. The base in Trapani is one of the 16…

Trident Juncture Exercise Begins

10/20/2015
10/20/2015: The opening ceremony of NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015 took place at an Italian military base in Trapani, Sicily, 10/19/15. It was followed by a large aerial display with fighter jets, transport planes and helicopters from various NATO member countries. NATO Allies and partner nations kicked off the Alliance’s Trident…

Osprey Lands on the Spanish Warship Juan Carlos I

09/21/2015
09/21/2015: An MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard Spanish amphibious assault ship Juan Carlos I off the coast of Spain, Sept. 9. The amphibious ship JUAN CARLOS I is a multipurpose vessel and the largest warship built in Spain.  The Australians…

Marines, Osprey Participates in Spanish Air Festival

08/18/2015
08/18/2015: An MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, performed its first aerial demonstration at the 2015 Gijón Air Festival. The show featured aircraft from Spain, France and the United States attracting more than 200,000 people.  Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa:7/26/15  

Fueling Partnerships: U.S. Marines, Spanish Pilots Test Aerial-Refueling Capabilities

07/30/2015
07/30/2015: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed refueling operations from Morón Air Base, Spain, with Spanish Navy pilots May 15, 2015. Two Spanish harrier jets departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, and tested their ability to complete inflight-refueling procedures with a KC-130J from SPMAGTF-CR-AF. The two…

KC-130J Training for SP-MAGTF

07/25/2015
07/25/2015: A KC-130J with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducts a training flight from Morόn Air Base, Spain, May 7, 2015.  Pilots with SPMAGTF-CR-AF performed a series of maneuvers to remain proficient in different flying techniques. [maxgallery id="77482"] Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa:5/7/15