U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (May 1, 2014) An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark Hays/Released)
Nearly 4,000 Sailors & Marines from Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group & 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit scheduled to depart San Diego July 25,for deployment.Makin Island ARG comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8),command ship for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 & 11th MEU,as well as amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45),& amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) embarking upon its maiden deployment.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 4, 2014) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 4 conducts amphibious mobile warfare training with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting amphibious integration training. (U. S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Shelby M. Tucker/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 11, 2016) AV-8B Harrier, from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 11, 2016. 22nd MEU, embarked on Wasp, conducting precision air strikes in support of Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya, as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning. (Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Michael Molina)
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2017) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 fly above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as part of an air power demonstration during a tiger cruise. A tiger cruise allows friends and family members of Sailors to embark the ship to experience U.S. Navy life at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)
Aerial photo of US Chebelley Airfield, & aircraft, at Djibouti and Chebelley, near Djibouti, on the horn of Africa. Resolution not the best, but the a/c on the ground clearly look like drones, used for intelligence gathering & area mapping. Obviously not a small operation. Used for intelligence gathering, observation of insurgent groups, & ocassional attacks on suspected terrorist/insurgent groups & maritime piracy ships, off Horn of Africa, Gulf of Aden area.
Airmen of 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on B-2 Spirit bomber during deployment,Andersen AFB,Guam,Aug.22,2014.Bombers & approximately 200 support Airmen,assigned to 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base,Mo.,deployed to Guam Aug. 6, 2014 to improve combat readiness & ensure regional stability.Bomber deployments help maintain stability in the region while allowing units to become familiar with operating in the theater according to USPACOM.(USAF Senior Airman Cierra Presentado)
RAAF Lockheed C-130J Hercules, at Centenary of Military Aviation airshow,March 1 and 2 2014 at RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. RAAF Williams is the world’s oldest continually operated military air base
Gloster Meteor at Centenary of Military Aviation airshow,March 1 and 2 2014 at RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. RAAF Williams is the world’s oldest continually operated military air base .Meteors were also built in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Company.