Archive for February 2nd, 2017

E-2Ds are now in Japan!

Posted in Navy on February 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Five E-2Ds assigned to VAW-125 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni on Feb. 2. They will replace VAW-115 as the early-warning squadron of Carrier Air Wing 5.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera


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South Korean Navy has deployed AW159s on its warships

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The Republic of Korea Navy has deployed four of its newly acquired AW159 naval helicopters aboard its frigates. Two of those took part in an exercise off the southern Geoje Island on Feb. 1.

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Pakistan PM sends horse to Emir of Qatar using C-130

Posted in Air Force on February 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

It has emerged that the Pakistan Air Force was activated on Feb. 1 to send a horse to Qatar. The animal was a gift from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the Emir of Qatar.

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AV-8B that crashed off Okinawa had went into a spin

Posted in Marines on February 2nd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, the USMC’s deputy commandant for Aviation, disclosed that a AV-8B that crashed in September off Okinawa had went into a spin.

AV-8B flying over Macdill Air Force Base
By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Robertson; The original uploader was Looper5920 at English Wikipedia, 2007-04-07 (original upload date) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Retiring Northrop Grumman employee named 29th Honorary Naval Aviator

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Northrop Grumman employee Joseph Farina became the 29th Honorary Naval Aviator on Jan. 13 at Whidbey Island during a ceremony to mark his retirement.

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Photo: U.S. Navy
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