U.S. Marines with Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 367 operate an AH-1Z Viper during a joint maritime strike exercise with U.S. Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 over Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii, June 9, 2020. HMLA-367 and HSM-37 conducted the training to exercise sea control and sea denial operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
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U.S. Marine and Navy helicopters exercise maritime strike capability

U.S. Marines with Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 367 operate an AH-1Z Viper during a joint maritime strike exercise with U.S. Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 over Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaii, June 9, 2020. HMLA-367 and HSM-37 conducted the training to exercise sea control and sea denial operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan (March 28, 2020) An AH-1Z Viper helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off after conducting a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise. During the evolution, the MEU's Combined Anti-Armor Team conducted a ship to shore movement from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before securing a landing zone for the FARP. America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)
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31st MEU Combined Anti-Armor Team supports forward arming and refueling point

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan (March 28, 2020) An AH-1Z Viper helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off after conducting a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise. During the evolution, the MEU’s Combined Anti-Armor Team conducted a ship to shore movement from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) before securing [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 24, flies from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 13, 2020. The flight was conducted to stage aircraft for the upcoming MAG-24 deployment in support of Marine Rotational Force, Darwin. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
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MAG-24 Preps for MRF-D

U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 24, flies from Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 13, 2020. The flight was conducted to stage aircraft for the upcoming MAG-24 deployment in support of Marine Rotational Force, Darwin. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

A. U.S. Marine AH-1Z Viper, top, and UH-1Y Venom helicopter with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, move to a target area during an aerial gunnery demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 7, 2020. Camp Pendleton has a variety of ranges with the ability to support numerous training requirements for the ground and aviation combat elements of I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)
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HMLA-469 conducts aerial gunnery demonstration

A. U.S. Marine AH-1Z Viper, top, and UH-1Y Venom helicopter with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, move to a target area during an aerial gunnery demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 7, 2020. Camp Pendleton has a variety of ranges with the ability to support numerous training requirements [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 12, 2020) Sailors refuel a AH-1Z Viper helicopter assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) on the flight deck aboard Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serves as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)
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Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) Flight Operations with AH-1Z Viper

PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 12, 2020) Sailors refuel a AH-1Z Viper helicopter assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) on the flight deck aboard Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 10, 2020) Lance Cpl. Tanner Wood, from Lakeville, Missouri, left, Lance Cpl. Eddie Reynoso, from Deltona, Florida and Sgt. Toby Clements, from Dallas, Texas, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) performs routine maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper helicopter aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rufus Hucks)
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USS Green Bay (LPD 20) AH-1Z Viper Maintenance

PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 10, 2020) Lance Cpl. Tanner Wood, from Lakeville, Missouri, left, Lance Cpl. Eddie Reynoso, from Deltona, Florida and Sgt. Toby Clements, from Dallas, Texas, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) performs routine maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper helicopter aboard San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of [Read More …]

U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Control Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, guides an UH-1Y helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 after being successfully refueled on a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) during exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 25, 2020. FARPs give Marines the capability to rapidly re-arm munitions and refuel aircraft while forward deployed. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the collective defense capabilities of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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FARP Northern Viper 2020

U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Control Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, guides an UH-1Y helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 after being successfully refueled on a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) during exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 25, 2020. FARPs give Marines the capability to [Read More …]