Tag: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Possible sale of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters to Bahrain approved
The pilots were flying an AH-1Z Viper as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma. On Mar. 30, 2019 two aviators were killed in a helicopter crash that occurred during a routine training mission March 30 near Yuma, Ariz the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) announced Sunday afternoon.
KC-130J has completed successful Harvest HAWK Plus testing
The Harvest HAWK Plus mission is to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with extended endurance multi-sensor imagery, reconnaissance and on-call close air support capabilities The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Integrated Warfighting Capability (IWC) Weapons team has completed a successful five-week developmental and integrated test (DT/IT) live fire event utilizing a newly configured KC-130J with an improved variant of the...
An AV-8B Harrier belonging to Marine Attack Squadron 311 aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the unit farewell tour as part of the 31st MEU
The AV-8B, which has been in active service in the Marine Corps since the 1980s, is a stalwart for Marine expeditionary units: in fact it has provided a flexible, task-oriented platform to support MEU ground operations since its inception AV-8B jump jets from VMA-311 departed USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for good on Aug. 21, 2017, bringing an end to...
Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli, who has been chosen for the NASA Astronaut Candidate Class of 2017, has flown over 500 missions, 150 of those being combat missions, and logged over 1,200 hours flying the AH-1 Cobra On Jul. 7, 2017 Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli, who has been chosen for the NASA Astronaut Candidate Class of 2017, performed her last flight in the...
According to USMC the computer bugs do not affect other F-35 units On Jun. 22, 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) decided to ground all F-35Bs assigned to VMFA-211 at MCAS Yuma after discovering issues with 2.0.2 version of Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS). An official statement given to The San Diego Union-Tribune said: “There is nothing wrong with the performance...
VMFA-121 F-35B Lighting II aircraft will replace the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II aircraft currently based at the air station As reported by  Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article LIGHTNING II STRIKES IWAKUNI, F-35B ARRIVES, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrived at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to...
The transition of VMFA-121 from MCAS Yuma to MCAS Iwakuni marks a significant milestone in the F-35B program Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, an F-35B squadron with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, departed Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, transferring to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 9, 2017. As explained in the article Marine Corps F-35Bs relocate to Japan,...

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