Crew members with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) lift U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Yohan Bae, a pilot with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, into a UH-60J helicopter during a combined search and rescue exercise off the coast of Japan, June 29, 2020. The units participated in a combined search and rescue exercise aimed at improving overall coordination with Western Air Defense Force and air rescue squadrons during real-world search and rescue operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Ricker)
U.S. Marine Corps

Search and Rescue: U.S. and Japanese Forces Work Together

Crew members with Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) lift U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Yohan Bae, a pilot with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, into a UH-60J helicopter during a combined search and rescue exercise off the coast of Japan, June 29, 2020. The units participated in a combined search and rescue exercise aimed at improving overall coordination with Western [Read More …]

A V-22 Osprey aircraft bound for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) based at Camp Kisarazu departs Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, July 10, 2020. The ferry flight from MCAS Iwakuni marked the delivery of the first V-22 to the Japan Self Defense Force.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Brune)
U.S. Marine Corps

V-22 Departs MCAS Iwakuni

A V-22 Osprey aircraft bound for the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) based at Camp Kisarazu departs Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, July 10, 2020. The ferry flight from MCAS Iwakuni marked the delivery of the first V-22 to the Japan Self Defense Force.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Brune)

U.S. Marines pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 fly new F-35B 's out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma to be delivered to Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan on March 26, 2020. The delivery began from MCAS Yuma to MCAS Iwakuni where they will be transferred to the Marine Air Group 12. This action by 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing assures that the newest and most capable jets in the world are forward deployed to support the Marine Air Ground Task Force.
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Sharpening the “First to Fight” Force: 3rd MAW Delivers Pristine, Combat-Ready F-35Bs to 1st MAW

U.S. Marines pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 fly new F-35B ‘s out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma to be delivered to Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan on March 26, 2020. The delivery began from MCAS Yuma to MCAS Iwakuni where they will be transferred to the Marine Air Group 12. This action by 3rd Marine Aircraft [Read More …]

U.S. Marines load AGM-84D Harpoon missiles onto a F/A-18 Hornet aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni Japan, April 28, 2020. During the exercise, MAG-12 focused on naval missions and simulated anti-ship long range fires in order to enhance the Marine Corps' ability to effect sea control and denial in the Indo-Pacific, in-line with Force Design 2030. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Akeel Austin)
U.S. Marine Corps

MAG-12 Harpoon Training Exercise

U.S. Marines load AGM-84D Harpoon missiles onto a F/A-18 Hornet aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni Japan, April 28, 2020. During the exercise, MAG-12 focused on naval missions and simulated anti-ship long range fires in order to enhance the Marine Corps’ ability to effect sea control and denial in the Indo-Pacific, in-line with Force Design 2030. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]