Crisis Response Marines Complete External-Load Lift with MV-22 Osprey in Spain

04/14/2015: U.S. Marine Corps landing support specialists with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa attach a 2180-pound pallet of supplies to a lift cable under an MV-22 Osprey flown by Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 at Morón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 19, 2015. The squadron…

KC-130J Fixed Wing Refueling for 2nd Marine Air Wing

02/14/2015: A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 is parked on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 2, 2014. VMGR-252 conducted fixed wing aerial refueling exercises with Marine Attack Squadron 223 and Marine Electronic Warfare…

Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Exercise

01/01/2015: U.S. Marine Corps low altitude air defense (LAAD) gunners with Bravo Battery, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing operate and perform prescribe maintenance on LAAD surface to air weapons systems in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course 1-15 at…

AH-1 Close Air Support

12/31/2014: U.S. Marine Corps students attending Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course 1-15 participate in a close air support exercise utilizing the AH-1Z Cobra aircraft at Mount Barrow, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., Oct. 02, 2014.  The AH-1 close air support exercise supported WTI 1-15 hosted by Marine Aviation…

MARFORPAC Change of Command

08/18/2014: U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC), relinquishes command to Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan Jr. during the MARFORPAC change of command ceremony, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, August 15, 2014. Lt. General Toolan served as the I Marine…

Steel Knight 2014

02/17/2014: SK-14 is a large scale combined arms, live-fire exercise integrating ground troops from 1st MARDIV, aviation and logistical support from 3rd MAW and 1st Marine Logistics Group.  [slidepress gallery='steel-knight-2014'] Credit:3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera:12/13/13 In the first 2 photos, a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with…

AV-8B Harrier Aerial Refueling

11//22/2013: A U.S. Marine Corps AVV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts an aerial refueling with a KC-130 assigned to Command Element 26th MEU, at 18,000 feet over Djibouti, Africa, Sept. 19, 2013.  Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:9/19/13  

Multi-national relief aid in Tacloban during Operation Damayan

11/16/2013: Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spearheaded the relief efforts in Tacloban and surrounding areas by having disaster teams on-hand even before the super typhoon hit.  Multi-national forces soon fell into supporting roles to the AFP, and one week later groups and military representatives from across…