Category: U.S. Marine Corps

Red Flag 24-1 Report

Article and photographs by Del Laughery Most everyone acquainted with military aviation in the United States is familiar with the Red Flag exercises that occur periodically – typically three times each year – at Nellis AFB, Nevada, a military...

A Visit to the Flying Eagles… Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122

Story and photography by Peter Boschert The Flying Eagles were formed in January 1999 as Strike Fighter Squadron 122 (VFA-122), the first squadron to use the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The squadron has a long history, formed in May 1950...

Cleveland Rocks! The 2023 Cleveland National Airshow

Story and photography by Shawn Byers Cleveland has long been on my list to attend but I never committed to it until 2023. The kick in the pants was the scheduled performance by the Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier. Having...

The Naval Air Station Oceana Airshow 2023

  Story and photos by Shawn Byers This will be the third report in our pages for the Airshow at NAS Oceana. What more can I possibly say about it? Let’s get personal with a long-time attendee. It is...

THE 2023 MILWAUKEE AIR AND WATER SHOW

Story and photos by Scott Jankowski The 2023 Milwaukee Air and Water show was once again held in the skies and waters around Downtown Milwaukee WI on July 22nd and 23rd. This annual air and water show is centered...

A SALUTE TO VF-32 AND THE F-4U CORSAIR, AIRVENTURE STYLE

Photos and story by Scott Jankowski In late 2022 the movie Devotion premiered telling the real-life story of VF-32, U.S. Navy Pilots Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African American Aviator and Lieutenant JG Thomas Hudner Jr. A major...

MODERN MILITARY AIRCRAFT OF AIRVENTURE 2023

Story and photos by Scott Jankowski The US military and EAA have always enjoyed a close partnership with all branches typically providing assets for the static and flying display. 2023 was no different with air assets present from the...

NAS Oceana 2023 Air Show 

Article written by Daniel O. Myers, photos by Bob Finch and Howard German First built eighty years ago as a World War II auxiliary military landing field, NAS Oceana (NASO) has grown into the U.S. Navy’s East Coast Master...