A CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, a UH-1Y Venom aircraft with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 and 3d Marine Logistics Group execute a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) mission, recovering an AH-1Z Viper helicopter from W-174 Joint Okinawa Training Range Complex (JOTRC), Idesuna Jima, an uninhabited island off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 11, 2019. TRAP, a unique capability of the Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion, demonstrates 1st Marine Aircraft Wing's ability to provide a relevant, robust, and flexible capability when conducting personnel and aircraft recovery. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Dakota Heathwarr and Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
Republic of Korea Marine Lt. Gen. Jun, Jin Goo, left, shakes hands with U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Sean M. Salene, right, on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 25, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Kristiana Montanez)
Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, refuel and resupply an F-35B Lightning II jet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 1st MAW, during Distributed STOVL Operations (DSO) on Ie Shima island, Japan, Jan. 23, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Dakota Heathwarr)
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, conduct hoist operations on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, January 24, 2019. The purpose of this training is to enhance evacuation capabilities of personnel utilizing the MV-22 Osprey in the event of a military or civilian mishap at sea. The ability to hoist stranded individuals from the water, via tiltrotor aircraft, provides another life- saving response option for Hawaii-based Marines and III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Eric Tso.)
Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing participate in a formation run at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 2, 2019. Over 1,000 Marines and Sailors attended a 3 mile run around the air station flight line in order to review, refocus and recommit Marines to the mission for the new year.