F-35 Distributed STOVL Operations

A short video compilation showing U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft conducting distributed short take-off and vertical landing operations to simultaneously re-arm and refuel from KC-130J Hercules aircraft, as well as re-arm and refuel with MV-22B Osprey aircraft, at Laguna Army Airfield, Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.  This training was…

VMM-365 Flight Operations During Trident Juncture 18

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 conduct flight operations during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Northern Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The exercise enhanced the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  The Marines…

II MEF CG Tours 2nd MAW Area of Operations

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force speaks with Marines during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Vaernes Air Station, Norway, Nov. 7, 2018.  [maxgallery id="122118"] Trident Juncture 18 enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively…

USMC F-35’s Refueled on Way to Afghan Mission

Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II's assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct an aerial refuel with a U.S Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat mission over Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2018. The F-35Bs conducted their first combat strike in the U.S. Central…

 MV-22 Osprey Takes Off from Manhattan Teleport

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey takes off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport heading for USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) in support of Fleet Week New York. 05.24.2017 Video by Lt.j.g. Michael Torres  Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Valiant Shield 18

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, U.S. Navy C-130 Hercules and P-8 Poseidon will join more than 160 other aircraft during exercise Valiant Shield 2018 in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training…

Refueling CH-53 Mid-Flight

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…

Testing an Active Denial System

At WTI 2-17, the Marines tested an active denial system. The Aviation Development, Tactics and Evaluation Department and Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) Science and Technology Departments conducted the tactical demonstration to explore and expand existing capabilities.  [maxgallery id="118291"] MAWTS-1 provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification…