SPMAGTF-CR TRAPEX

01/21/2019
U.S. Marines attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, conduct a a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise at an undisclosed location, Southeast Asia, Dec. 9, 2018.  This exercise further honed the unit’s skills as a force ready to deploy instantly anywhere in theater for…

Danish Soldiers Train U.S. Marines 

11/04/2018
SOUTHWEST ASIA  Danish Contingent Unmanned Aerial System Operators attached to Task Force Lion train U.S. Marine UAS operators with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, in advanced techniques to enhance the Marines' expertise using the RQ-20 Puma Sept. 3 -…

Long Range Raid Exercise

12/20/2016
12/20/2016: U.S. Marine Corps VM-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, 2nd Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 26, conduct a long range raid as a part of an urban exercise, from Twentynine Palms, Calif. to Yuma, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2016. The Marines of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162…

Exercise Sky Soldier 16

04/25/2016
04/25/2016: Three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft, flown by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, with personnel from the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), take off after an…

Spanish Legionnaires and Marines Train to Operate Together

02/15/2016
02/15/2016: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa embed with a Spanish Legion company during a week-long exercise in the mountains of Almeria, Spain, Dec. 14-18. The combined military operations in urban terrain and mountain warfare training is another bilateral training opportunity strengthening the U.S. and Spanish military…

U.S. Marines Fly Night Strikes in Southwest Asia

09/26/2015
09/26/2015: U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, prepare and launch F/A-18s for night strike missions in Southwest Asia, July 15, 2015. The pilots of VMFA-232 fly a combination of kinetic strike missions, close air support and reconnaissance sorties supporting USSCENTCOM…

U.S. Marines Launch for F/A-18 strikes in Southwest Asia

09/24/2015
09/24/2015: U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, prepare and launch F/A-18s for strike missions in Southwest Asia, June 30 – July 8, 2015. The pilots of VMFA-232 fly a combination of kinetic strike missions, close air support and reconnaissance sorties…

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