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The retired VH-3D Marine One «BUNO 358» finds permanent home

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A retired, de-militarized, and restored VH-3D Marine One was officially inducted into the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Texas in June 2024. The library and museum, located within the Texas A&M University campus, welcomed Presidential Helicopters Program Office (PMA-274) members, Bush family members, donors, and supporters to Leer másThe retired VH-3D Marine One «BUNO 358» finds permanent home[…]

Bell AH-1Z Viper is revolutionizing the future of attack helicopters

The Bell AH-1Z Viper is the only attack helicopter in the world with fully integrated air-to-air missile (AAM) capabilities. Uniquely equipped with six weapon stations, the Viper can carry a diverse weapons load, ranging from AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, AGM-179 Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles (JAGM), and a variety of laser-guided and conventional rockets. It is also equipped with Leer másBell AH-1Z Viper is revolutionizing the future of attack helicopters[…]

26th MEU Crisis Response Force responds to FHA during C2X

Story by Col. Rafael Brambila-Pelayo, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit PERRY, Ga. – Elements of the 26th MEU Crisis Response Force conducted a simulated foreign humanitarian assistance (FHA) mission during Composite Training Unit Exercise (C2X), in Perry, Georgia, May 24-27, 2023. An FHA is a type of mission conducted outside the U.S. and its territories to Leer más26th MEU Crisis Response Force responds to FHA during C2X[…]

Sikorsky delivers 2 new CH-53K to US Marine Corps

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 13, 2023 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered two new CH-53K helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps in the final quarter of 2022. These CH-53K heavy lift helicopters join the seven already in operation at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. “Sikorsky’s employees are using advanced technologies to Leer másSikorsky delivers 2 new CH-53K to US Marine Corps[…]

Mission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan

Video by Cmdr. Ace Castle Interview and edition by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with the Cmdr. (Ret) Patrick Merrigan who was the Mission Commander for the first HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Merrigan retired as a USCG Commander with 30 years of military service. He Leer másMission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan[…]

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