U.S. Marine Corps

Former US Naval Aviator explains why the A-4 Skyhawk was the most fun aircraft he ever flew

Former US Naval Aviator explains why the A-4 Skyhawk was the most fun aircraft he ever flew

‘With the A-4 you don’t actually fly it as you wear it. It quickly and responsively becomes an extended part… Read More

29 mins ago

Pentagon halts deliveries of the F-35 Lighting II after discovery of Chinese alloy used in Turbomachine Pumps of the engine of the Joint Strike Fighter

The Defense Department suspended deliveries of the fighters from prime contractor Lockheed Martin following the discovery of the alloy, used… Read More

3 weeks ago

USMC Osprey that crashed in Norway made a series of maneuvers at low altitude that exceeded the maximum angle-of-bank for an MV-22B

The USMC has determined that the crash of a MV-22B Osprey, call sign “Ghost 31”, in Norway on Mar. 18,… Read More

2 months ago

Fox Four Uncle: The Legendary F4U Corsair was Plagued by Troubles as a carrier aircraft but became the Primary USMC Fighter during WW II

The Navy solved the F4U Corsair problems by giving them to the Marines. On May 29, 1940, the prototype XF4U-1… Read More

4 months ago

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

The Phantom held the unique distinction of being the first true Joint Strike Fighter, with the Navy and Marines being… Read More

4 months ago

USMC KC-130J Pilot who Landed his Plane Safely in a Farmer’s Field in California after a Mid-Air Collision with an F-35B received the Distinguished Flying Cross

Marine Capt. Michael Wolff, a KC-130J pilot, was awarded the Distinguished Flying for landing “successfully after losing two engines in… Read More

4 months ago

USMC to reduce the number of F-35 Lightning II strike fighters in some squadrons

The USMC is not reducing the program or record of 420 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters. The US Marine Corps… Read More

5 months ago

USMC will have a second F-5 Tiger II adversary squadron by 2024

The USMC will activate at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, VMFT-402, a second adversary squadron, in fiscal 2023. The US Marine… Read More

5 months ago

Despite facing retirement within this decade, USMC AV-8B Harrier mission capable rate is now at 83 percent

The AV-8B Harrier Integrated Weapon Support Team total backorders have decreased by 75% over the last 3 years. Naval Supply… Read More

5 months ago

US Marine Corps Declares Initial Operational Capability Of Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

The US Marine Corps (USMC) declared Initial Operational Capability for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter. The US Marine… Read More

5 months ago

Nigeria cleared to buy AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters but armed with rockets instead of Hellfire missiles

The Biden administration has cleared the potential sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z attack helicopters to Nigeria. The Defense Security Cooperation… Read More

6 months ago

USS Tripoli amphibious assault ship completes Lightning Carrier Concept demo with 20 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard (almost as many jets as on Chinese Carriers)

The Lightning Carrier concept demonstration shows that Tripoli and other amphibious assault ships are capable of operating as dedicated fixed-wing… Read More

6 months ago

VMA-214 re-designated as VMFA-214 as the squadron prepares to transition from the AV-8B to the F-35B marking the sundown for Harriers on the West Coast

As part of the transition from the AV-8B Harrier to the F-35B Lightning II, VMA-214 was re-designated as VMFA-214. Marine… Read More

6 months ago

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

One of the few military branches that does not use the iconic Black Hawk helicopter is the US Marine Corps.… Read More

7 months ago

Super Herculean Milestone: Lockheed Martin delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter

Hercules history is made once again, with the announcement that Lockheed Martin recently delivered its 500th C-130J Super Hercules airlifter.… Read More

7 months ago

Here’s why despite the F-35’s 5th-Generation Capabilities, 4th-Generation Fighters are better in Dogfight (and in other Roles) than the Lightning II

It could be argued that 4th-generation fighters like the F-15, F-16 and F-18 will be the last of the great… Read More

7 months ago