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1st Marine Aircraft Wing

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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Emanuel Gonzalez, an airframes mechanic with the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA [AW]) 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, removes old sealant on a U.S. Marine Corps FA-18D Hornet assigned to VMFA (AW)-242 during Exercise Northern Edge 15 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 22, 2015. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of service members from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved
Thunder Dome Maintenance
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Emanuel Gonzalez, an airframes mechanic with the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA [AW]) 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, removes old sealant on a U.S. Marine Corps FA-18D Hornet assigned to VMFA (AW)-242 during Exercise Northern Edge 15 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 22, 2015. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of service members from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft, assigned to the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, flies next to a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft, assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Air Force Reserve, over the Gulf of Alaska, June 22, 2015. The aircraft was being refueled while flying a training mission during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved.
Northern Edge training mission over the Gulf of Alaska
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft, assigned to the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, flies next to a U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft, assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Air Force Reserve, over the Gulf of Alaska, June 22, 2015. The aircraft was being refueled while flying a training mission during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved.
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft, assigned to the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, flies over the Gulf of Alaska, June 22, 2015. The aircraft was being refueled while flying a training mission during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved
Northern Edge training mission over the Gulf of Alaska
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft, assigned to the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, flies over the Gulf of Alaska, June 22, 2015. The aircraft was being refueled while flying a training mission during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft, assigned to the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, flies over the Gulf of Alaska, June 22, 2015. The aircraft was being refueled while flying a training mission during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved.
Northern Edge training mission over the Gulf of Alaska
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft, assigned to the Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, flies over the Gulf of Alaska, June 22, 2015. The aircraft was being refueled while flying a training mission during Exercise Northern Edge 15. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active duty, reserve and National Guard units are involved.
An MV-22B Osprey takes off from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, as Operation Sahayogi Haat draws to a close May 21. The Osprey is bringing U.S. Marines back to Okinawa, Japan. The U.S. military came together as Joint Task Force 505 in response to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake April 25.
Sahayogi Haat draws to a close
An MV-22B Osprey takes off from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, as Operation Sahayogi Haat draws to a close May 21. The Osprey is bringing U.S. Marines back to Okinawa, Japan. The U.S. military came together as Joint Task Force 505 in response to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake April 25.
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy and United States Agency for International Development principal regional advisor, William Berger, receive a brief prior to their departure on a UH-1Y Huey at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 4. The flight was part of a reconnaissance mission to survey the outlying areas of Nepal affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, April 25. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force provided the UH-1Y Huey to support the Nepal government. The Nepalese Government requested the U.S. Government’s help after the earthquake. USAID is a U.S. Government agency that gives civilian foreign aid in time of natural disasters. Kennedy is the III MEF Deputy Commanding General and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Commanding General.
U.S. Marine aircraft survey Nepal earthquake damage, support USAID efforts
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy and United States Agency for International Development principal regional advisor, William Berger, receive a brief prior to their departure on a UH-1Y Huey at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 4. The flight was part of a reconnaissance mission to survey the outlying areas of Nepal affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, April 25. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force provided the UH-1Y Huey to support the Nepal government. The Nepalese Government requested the U.S. Government’s help after the earthquake. USAID is a U.S. Government agency that gives civilian foreign aid in time of natural disasters. Kennedy is the III MEF Deputy Commanding General and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Commanding General.
U.S. Marine V-22 Ospreys arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3. U.S. Marines also brought an UH-1N Huey, tools and equipment to support the government of Nepal. The Nepalese Government requested the U.S. Government’s help after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their country, April 25. The Marines are with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, I Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
U.S. Marine aircraft arrive in Kathmandu to support Nepal earthquake relief
U.S. Marine V-22 Ospreys arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3. U.S. Marines also brought an UH-1N Huey, tools and equipment to support the government of Nepal. The Nepalese Government requested the U.S. Government’s help after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their country, April 25. The Marines are with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, I Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
U.S. Marine V-22 Ospreys fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3. U.S. Marines also brought an UH-1N Huey, tools and equipment to support the government of Nepal. The Nepalese Government requested the U.S. Government’s help after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their country, April 25. The Marines are with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, I Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
U.S. Marine aircraft arrive in Kathmandu to support Nepal earthquake relief
U.S. Marine V-22 Ospreys fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 3. U.S. Marines also brought an UH-1N Huey, tools and equipment to support the government of Nepal. The Nepalese Government requested the U.S. Government’s help after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck their country, April 25. The Marines are with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, I Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch/Released)
U.S. Marines and airmen extract a simulated casualty at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea March 19. Extraction was one of the response scenarios during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear joint training exercise with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1 CBRN and 51st Civil Engineer Squadron CBRN. The week-long bilateral training event enabled Marines and airmen to learn different tactics, techniques and procedures.
U.S. Marines, airmen and Republic of Korea troops train for contamination
U.S. Marines and airmen extract a simulated casualty at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea March 19. Extraction was one of the response scenarios during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear joint training exercise with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1 CBRN and 51st Civil Engineer Squadron CBRN. The week-long bilateral training event enabled Marines and airmen to learn different tactics, techniques and procedures.
Cpl. Connor G. Reap inspects the final bolt put in a Humvee that made Marine Air Control Squadron 4 100% equipment ready March 13 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. “Marine Corps wide no one is at 100% readiness, except us right now,” said Reap. “There are some Marines who have been in for 20 plus years and they didn’t believe it. It made me feel like a rock star to know that we are the only unit in the Marine Corps to be 100% ready.” Reap, from Wanaque, New Jersey, is a quality control non-commissioned officer with MACS-4, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
MACS-4, Ready to Roll
Cpl. Connor G. Reap inspects the final bolt put in a Humvee that made Marine Air Control Squadron 4 100% equipment ready March 13 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. “Marine Corps wide no one is at 100% readiness, except us right now,” said Reap. “There are some Marines who have been in for 20 plus years and they didn’t believe it. It made me feel like a rock star to know that we are the only unit in the Marine Corps to be 100% ready.” Reap, from Wanaque, New Jersey, is a quality control non-commissioned officer with MACS-4, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
A Royal Thai Air Force Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter takes off for flight, Feb. 16. U.S. Marines attached to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Royal Thai Air Force train together to maintain readiness and interoperability in support of peace and security in the region as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2015. For more information on exercise Cobra Gold, please visit the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ExerciseCobraGold.
Thailand skies bring U.S. Marines, Thai Air Force together
A Royal Thai Air Force Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter takes off for flight, Feb. 16. U.S. Marines attached to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Royal Thai Air Force train together to maintain readiness and interoperability in support of peace and security in the region as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2015. For more information on exercise Cobra Gold, please visit the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ExerciseCobraGold.
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, left, speaks to Cpl. Gerber Portillo about the launching mechanism for the Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadow Jan. 10 during exercise Lava Viper 15.1-2 on Hawaii, Hawaii. The general came to observe the Marines’ training and gather feedback. Toolan is the commander of Marine Forces Pacific. Portillo, from Boston, Massachusetts, is an avionics/maintenance technician, unmanned aircraft system with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lt. General Toolan Visits Lava Viper Exercise
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, left, speaks to Cpl. Gerber Portillo about the launching mechanism for the Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadow Jan. 10 during exercise Lava Viper 15.1-2 on Hawaii, Hawaii. The general came to observe the Marines’ training and gather feedback. Toolan is the commander of Marine Forces Pacific. Portillo, from Boston, Massachusetts, is an avionics/maintenance technician, unmanned aircraft system with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan speaks to infantry officers about the capabilities of the ranges at the training facility Jan. 10 during exercise Lava Viper 15.1-2 on Hawaii, Hawaii. Toolan wanted to observe his Marines’ actions during the biannual training exercise that implements joint service capabilities to include the air-sea battle concepts. Toolan is the commander of Marine Forces Pacific. The officers are fire support officers with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program.
Lt. General Toolan Visits Lava Viper Exercise
Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan speaks to infantry officers about the capabilities of the ranges at the training facility Jan. 10 during exercise Lava Viper 15.1-2 on Hawaii, Hawaii. Toolan wanted to observe his Marines’ actions during the biannual training exercise that implements joint service capabilities to include the air-sea battle concepts. Toolan is the commander of Marine Forces Pacific. The officers are fire support officers with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program.
A Marine checks a sample of aviation fuel Jan. 10 on Cooper Island. The fuel is used in Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadows. The Marines spin the fuel in a container to see if any dirt or other impurities are present. The Shadow is used for various types of missions such as gathering intelligence on enemy locations or objectives, providing over-watch support, and laser targeting areas to provide air support to other units. The Shadow is with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marine Corps drones take to sky
A Marine checks a sample of aviation fuel Jan. 10 on Cooper Island. The fuel is used in Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadows. The Marines spin the fuel in a container to see if any dirt or other impurities are present. The Shadow is used for various types of missions such as gathering intelligence on enemy locations or objectives, providing over-watch support, and laser targeting areas to provide air support to other units. The Shadow is with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
A Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadow completes an arrested landing Jan. 10 on Cooper Island. The hook at the bottom of the drone latches onto a cable to slow and eventually stop the aircraft when landing. The Shadow is used for various types of missions such as gathering intelligence on enemy locations or objectives, providing over-watch support, and laser targeting areas to provide air support to other units. The aircraft is with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marine Corps drones take to sky
A Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadow completes an arrested landing Jan. 10 on Cooper Island. The hook at the bottom of the drone latches onto a cable to slow and eventually stop the aircraft when landing. The Shadow is used for various types of missions such as gathering intelligence on enemy locations or objectives, providing over-watch support, and laser targeting areas to provide air support to other units. The aircraft is with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marines inspect a Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadow after it landed Jan. 10 on Cooper Island. The Shadow is used for various types of missions such as gathering intelligence on enemy locations or objectives, providing over watch support, and laser targeting areas to provide air support to other units. The Marines are aviation mechanics with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marine Corps drones take to sky
Marines inspect a Tactical Unmanned Aerial System RQ-7B Shadow after it landed Jan. 10 on Cooper Island. The Shadow is used for various types of missions such as gathering intelligence on enemy locations or objectives, providing over watch support, and laser targeting areas to provide air support to other units. The Marines are aviation mechanics with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Philippine airmen and U.S. Marines familiarize themselves with the M240G medium machine gun Oct. 3 at Basa Air Base, Philippines. The service members shared best practices in several areas, including weapons handling, airbase ground defense, and jungle warfare tactics as part of a training event taking place during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual bilateral training event conducted to improve interoperability and strengthen the bond between the Philippines and U.S. The U.S. Marines are with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The Philippine airmen are with the Air Defense Wing.
U.S. Marines, Philippine Airmen share tactics
Philippine airmen and U.S. Marines familiarize themselves with the M240G medium machine gun Oct. 3 at Basa Air Base, Philippines. The service members shared best practices in several areas, including weapons handling, airbase ground defense, and jungle warfare tactics as part of a training event taking place during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual bilateral training event conducted to improve interoperability and strengthen the bond between the Philippines and U.S. The U.S. Marines are with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. The Philippine airmen are with the Air Defense Wing.
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JTF 505 UH-1Y Hueys depart Nepal May 25, 2015 — KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 UH-1Y Hueys deployed in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat in Nepal departed May 22 due to a successful handover of humanitarian aid and disaster relief duties to the government of Nepal and international communities based out of Kathmandu, Nepal.Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, currently assigned MORE
Sahayogi Haat (Helping Hand): Nepal Earthquake Relief May 22, 2015 — KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Nepalese government and private organizations have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts, allowing Joint Task Force 505 to draw down its earthquake relief operations and return home.The U.S. military created Joint Task Force 505 in response to the Nepalese government’s request for U.S. aid on April 29 MORE
JTF 505 MV-22B Ospreys depart Nepal May 21, 2015 — KATHMANDU, Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 MV-22B Ospreys deployed in support of Operation Sahayogi Haat departed Nepal, May 21. The Osprey’s are no longer required as the government of Nepal and the international aid community have increased their capacity to continue the necessary delivery of aid to those in need.Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron MORE
U.S. Marine aircraft arrive in Kathmandu to support Nepal earthquake relief May 3, 2015 — KATHMANDU, Nepal - Four MV-22B Ospreys arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport May 3 to support relief efforts in central Nepal after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25.An international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operation has been taking place in and around Kathmandu since the earthquake struck. MORE
U.S. Marines, airmen, Republic of Korea troops train for contamination March 27, 2015 — OSAN AIR BASE, OSAN, Republic of Korea — U.S. Marines and airmen along with Republic of Korea airmen came together for a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear joint training exercise at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea March 16. “The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing CBRN Platoon is designed to provide a consequence management team in support MORE

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