Category: Marines


Fleet Week, NYC 2016

I spent the Thursday of Fleet Week NYC 2016 on the Flight Deck of the USS Bataan LHD-5, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. Later that week, my Saturday May 28th was spent at Republic...



Dawn Blitz is a multi-national exercise that takes place every other year, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and in the waters of the Pacific Ocean offshore from the base. This year’s exercise took...


In the Back of Fat Albert

The Marines operate a Lockheed Martin C-130T Hercules as part of the storied Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Nicknamed Fat Albert, the four-engined tactical turboprop transport carries a mini-maintenance shop and the required...