Tag: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

This USMC AV-8B Harrier is the fourth US military plane crash in the month of May
The AV-8B was based at nearby Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (NC) and belonged to the 2nd Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 14. On May 20, 2019 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) AV-8B Harrier crashed in North Carolina. The pilot, who ejected safely, suffered minor injuries and was able to...
The story of the C-5 pilot who was saved by his guardian angel twice in the same mission
"On this winter C-5 mission to Bodo, Norway, he (she?) saved me twice," Jay Lacklen, former C-5 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former C-5 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey Volume Two: Military Airlift Command. He’s working on the last book...
USMC CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters perform impressive formation flight
This CH-53 Super Stallion formation flight was performed to celebrate attaining the unit’s training requirements for this fiscal year Taken on Sep. 22, 2017 the impressive pictures in this post show CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 (HMHT-302) conducting a formation flight at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina. As...
VMGR-452 is the only USMC unit still using the KC-130T More details have emerged on the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130T into a soybean field in Mississippi on Jul. 10. The aircraft, BuNo. 16500, suffered an emergency at cruise altitude, said Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commander of the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, to The...
VMAQ-4 mission was to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force commander by conducting airborne electronic warfare, day or night, under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint, or combined operations On May 2, 2017 Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ) 4 officially completed their sundown after 35 years of supporting operations around the world, in a deactivation ceremony at Marine Corps Air...
The EA-6B Prowler has supported U.S. Marine Corps and coalition forces worldwide since 1977 As remembered by Cpl. Jason Jimenez, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, in his article MAG-14 Prowlers fly toward sundown, legacy intact through 40th anniversary, a 1977 newspaper headline read “‘Can do easy’ Marines get their first EA-6B”— highlighting Marine Electronic Warfare Squadron (VMAQ) 2 as the first...
For more than four decades the EA-6B has been the U.S. Navy and USMC long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic countermeasures capability A commemoration ceremony was held aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C., on Feb. 17, 2017 to honor the 40th anniversary of the delivery of the first U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) EA-6B Prowler. For more than four decades in...