To make it more difficult, on May 29, during the same exercise Geiger Fury 2012, the U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron -171, Marine Aircraft Group-12 performed the first ever F/A-18D arrested night landing on West Field runway, Tinian Island.
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The top picture is particularly interesting as it shows a still “packaged” MV-22 Osprey belonging to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 as it is unloaded from the cargo ship Green Ridge on arrival at […]
On Oct. 2, twelve F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from VMFA-115 arrived at Lajes Field, Azores. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, also known as the Silver Eagles, were on their way back to Marine Corps Air Station […]
When President of the U.S. travels aboard the VH-3D (or any other chopper operated by the USMC HMX-1 – Marine Helicopter Squadron One), the helicopter uses the radio callsign “Marine One” by which the aircraft […]