Category: Marines

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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...

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DAWN BLITZ 2015

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...

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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...