Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

VMAT-203 sundown ceremony today. It is the only active unit to train pilots to fly the AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.

VMAT-203 sundown ceremony today. It is the only active unit to train pilots to fly the AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.

VMAT-203 was established in 1972 and in 1983 was tasked with the mission of training Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier pilots.… Read More

2 years ago

MCAS Cherry Point receives F-35 airframe to support fleet readiness

The F-35 airframe will be used as a depot maintenance trainer as well as a test-bed for sustainment engineering. Fleet… Read More

3 years ago

This JSF is the first USMC F-35B to undergo laser peening modifications needed to strengthen the airframes of the STOVL variant of the Lightning II

Experts will apply the high-tech procedure to select F-35B aircraft flown by the US Marine Corps, strengthening the frames of… Read More

3 years ago

USMC East Coast Harrier squadrons gather together for a few last group shots before transitioning to the F-35B

The F-35B will replace the AV-8B Harrier for the US Marine Corps (USMC) in the coming years. Taken on Sep.… Read More

3 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

USMC KC-130T THAT CRASHED IN MISSISSIPPI HAD EMERGENCY AT HIGH ALTITUDE, GENERAL SAYS

VMGR-452 is the only USMC unit still using the KC-130T More details have emerged on the crash of a U.S.… Read More

7 years ago

USMC BIDS FAREWELL TO VMAQ-4 AFTER 35 YEARS OF SERVICE

VMAQ-4 mission was to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force commander by conducting airborne electronic warfare, day or night, under all… Read More

7 years ago

AS USMC EA-6Bs CELEBRATE THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY, THE PROWLER FLIES TOWARD SUNDOWN

The EA-6B Prowler has supported U.S. Marine Corps and coalition forces worldwide since 1977 As remembered by Cpl. Jason Jimenez, Marine… Read More

7 years ago

EA-6B PROWLER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED AT MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT

For more than four decades the EA-6B has been the U.S. Navy and USMC long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic… Read More

7 years ago