Balikatan 2019: USS WASP and F-35B Ops

05/22/2019
U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 conduct daily maintenance checks and continue flight operations in international airspace while aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in support of Exercise Balikatan.  The U.S. is proud to participate in the Philippines-led exercise in order to conduct capabilities development…

VMFA-232 Maintainers at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

05/15/2019
U. S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, perform maintenance checks on an F/A-18C Hornet during Red Flag-Alaska (RF-A) 19-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 5.  RF-A 19-1 is a series of U.S. Pacific Air Force commander-directed…

VMA-231 100 Year Anniversary

03/07/2019
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 231 and Alumni discuss the long history of the unit at 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina, Jan. 4th, 2019.  VMA-231 celebrates their 100 year anniversary providing air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities from February 1919, to present day operations.  VMA-231 is…

F/A 18D Hornets in Trident Juncture Exercise 2018

02/03/2019
U.S. Marines with Marine all Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA(AW)) 224 conduct pre-flight inspections on an F/A-18D Hornet assigned to VMFA(AW)-224, prior to departure for Trident Juncture 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, Oct. 15, 2018. MCAS Beaufort October 15, 2018

MAG 29 Cold Weather Training

01/28/2019
U.S. Marines with 2nd Aircraft Wing talk about their cold weather experience during Exercise Trident Juncture 18, Norway, Nov 5., 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies' and partners' abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 is with…

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…

2nd MAW Trident Juncture 18

12/22/2018
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, Nov. 7-13, 2018.  The exercise enhances the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  11.12.2018 Video by Sgt. Jessica Etheridge  2nd Marine Aircraft Win

USMC and Norwegian JTAC Training

12/07/2018
U.S. Marines and Norwegian Task Unit soldiers train together using Joint Terminal Attack Controller system (JTAC) to direct Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 F/A-18 aircraft in Setermoen, Norway, Oct. 23, 2018, as part of Exercise Northern Screen.  The JTAC are used to direct aircraft engaged in close-air support…