Archive for June 3rd, 2017

Edward Lin sentenced to six years confinement

Posted in Navy on June 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin has been given 6 years of confinement by a military judge on Jun. 2 for mishandling classified information and not reporting foreign contacts .

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Su-35 strafing targets in Syria

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End of an era as USMC AV-8Bs depart Japan for good

Posted in Marines on June 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps has ended its last AV-8B detachment at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan when VMA-311 took its aircraft and departed on Jun. 2.

An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 departs from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 2, 2017. VMA-311 is expected to be the last AV-8B Harrier squadron forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni as part of the unit deployment program. The squadron's departure caps the end of an era for U.S. attack aircraft in Japan and is a significant milestone for MCAS Iwakuni and Marine Corps aviation.

An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 departs from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 2, 2017. VMA-311 is expected to be the last AV-8B Harrier squadron forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni as part of the unit deployment program. The squadron’s departure caps the end of an era for U.S. attack aircraft in Japan and is a significant milestone for MCAS Iwakuni and Marine Corps aviation.

RMAF evaluating feasibility of operating JMSDF P-3s

Posted in Air Force, Navy on June 3rd, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment

Royal Malaysian Air Force Chief Gen. Affendi Buang was in Labuan, East Malaysia to mark the service’s 59th anniversary and he told the local reporters that a technical team has been formed to evaluate the feasibility of operating second-hand P-3s from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF).

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