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…

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

11/28/2018
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…

US-Australian Enhanced Air Cooperation Initiative

09/26/2018
A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J Hercules refuels a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey at RAAF Base Darwin, as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) initiative.  This refuelling trial was the first time the EAC initiative has integrated with aviation capabilities not assigned to the United…

USMC Sustainment Training

09/24/2018
OAHU - U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct Sustainment Training Exercise, July 20, 2018, Hawaii.  This training allowed Marines and Sailors to sustain skills developed during a comprehensive six-month pre deployment training cycle, and included planning and executing ship-to-shore operations, company-sized…

USMC-Aussie Training at RIMPAC 2018

08/17/2018
Exercise Rim of the Pacific 18 (RIMPAC 18) is a biennial military training exercise to strengthen international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.  Now in its 25th iteration, the Australian Defence Force deployed HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Toowoomba,…

The USMC and Norway: A Key Partnership in Shaping a 21st Century Deterrent Force

05/20/2018
The Marines are regular visitors to Norway and have prepositioned equipment in country.  As the Marines fly F-35Bs in the region and as the Norwegians continue to stand up their F-35 force, collaboration in this area will be accelerated as well. Working a diversity of basing options within a crisis…

Exercising External Lift for USMC First Battalion

05/20/2018
Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion 8 perform an external lift with a CH-53E Super Stallion to move an M777 Howitzer to its firing position as a part of Integrated Training Exercise 3-18 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 27,…