U.S. Marine Corps

Happy Birthday to a Flying Legend: Remembering the first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom

Happy Birthday to a Flying Legend: Remembering the first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom

The first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom The F-4 Phantom was the first multiservice aircraft, flying concurrently with the US… Read More

2 days ago

Iconic USMC AV-8B Harrier jump jet flies final public performance at Cherry Point Air Show

AV-8B Harrier jump jet flies final public performance On May 11 and 12, 2024, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry… Read More

2 weeks ago

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory by Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point

Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS)… Read More

3 weeks ago

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K transporting F-35 between test sites Taken on Apr. 24, 2024 the impressive photos in this post show a… Read More

4 weeks ago

The story of how US Army Rangers rescued US students at Grand Anse Campus during Operation Urgent Fury by means of USMC helicopters

Operation Urgent Fury In October 1983, the attention of the United States was drawn to the Caribbean island of Grenada,… Read More

1 month ago

The First of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5 Tiger II aircraft arrives at the Tactical Air Support facility at Cecil Field via a USMC C-130J

First of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5 Tiger II aircraft arrives in the US The first of 22 repatriated Swiss F-5… Read More

2 months ago

All good things must come to an end: USMC marks graduation of last AV-8B Harrier II pilots

Graduation of last USMC AV-8B Harrier II pilots The AV-8B Harrier II Fleet Replacement Detachment (FRD), Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)… Read More

2 months ago

Switzerland delivers first of 22 F-5 fighter jets to US (The Tiger II was picked up by a USMC KC-130J)

Switzerland delivers first of 22 F-5 Tiger II fighter jets to US The Swiss Federal Office for Armaments (Armasuisse) has… Read More

2 months ago

Marine CH-53A and UH-1N pilot explains why the USMC uses the Huey instead of the UH-60 Black Hawk

The Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter The Black Hawk is the military’s most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions,… Read More

2 months ago

After 23 Years, F-35 Enters Full-Rate Production (but Lightning II deliveries are on hold pending testing of the Tech Refresh 3 hardware and software)

F-35 Enters Full-Rate Production On Mar. 12, 2024, the Milestone Decision Authority, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment,… Read More

3 months ago

Marine Infantry Rifleman tells why (except the VH-60 White Hawks flown by HMX-1) the USMC doesn’t use the Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter

The Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter The Black Hawk is the military's most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions,… Read More

3 months ago

USMC A-4 pilot recalls when a USAF F-15 pilot refused to fly a “not all aspect Sidewinder” mock air engagement against his Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Douglas built 2,960 A-4 Skyhawk aircraft between 1954 and 1979. Built small to be cost effective and so… Read More

3 months ago

The story of how the iconic Vought F4U Corsair got the Nickname “Ensign Eliminator”

The F4U Corsair The Vought F4U Corsair was a high-performance fighter aircraft, either carrier or land based. The primary mission… Read More

3 months ago

Old warriors never die: US Navy Surging C-2A Greyhound COD aircraft as V-22 Groundings Continue

Uncertainty of the return of the V-22 tiltrotor Air Boss Vice Adm. Daniel Cheever, the head of US naval aviation,… Read More

3 months ago

With 7 confirmed Houthi drones shot down, this USMC AV-8B Harrier pilot could be the First American ace since the Vietnam War: Meet USMC Captain Earl Ehrhart V

USMC Captain Earl Ehrhart V cuold be the first American ace since the Vietnam War In the skies above the… Read More

4 months ago

USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War

The USMC RF-4B Phantom II The RF-4B was the US Marine Corps (USMC) photoreconnaissance version of the F-4B Phantom II.… Read More

4 months ago

F-4 Crew Members Speak about Phantom II’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.

The F-4 Phantom II Built as a high-altitude interceptor, the F-4 Phantom II quickly demonstrated that it was a special… Read More

4 months ago