Tagged: Captain

Captain Emilio Carranza Rodriguez – The Mexican Lindy

Ninety years have passed since the aviation pioneer known as the ‘Mexican Lindy’, Captain Emilio Carranza Rodriguez and his aircraft “The Mexico-Excelsior’ were lost in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. His aircraft was a copy of Charles Lindbergh’s Ryan...

F-35 Lightning II Program Update

Joint Base Andrews F-35 Press Conference Following the September 2015 Friday practice show; the media was invited to attend a press conference hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, F-35 Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan...

100 Years Of Naval Reserve

The U.S, Navy Reserve turned 100 years old on March 3, 2015. Today, at Naval Air Station North Island, a ceremony was held with various speakers and honorees, including the Chief of Navy Reserve, Commander, Navy Reserve Force, Vice...

Changing of the Guard at MCAS Yuma

Since 2012, the first active F-35B squadron of the US Marines Corps has been based at MCAS Yuma. This first squadron is VMFA-121 “Green Knights”, which flew the FA-18D Night Attack Hornet out of MCAS Miramar in California before the transition...

USS Bataan LHD-5 (Nick BIG 5) VMM-263 ends longest Navy deployment in 40 years and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit

The USS BATAAN LHD-5 is an amphibious assault ship of the US Navy, 40650 tons displacement, 257.2 meters long, 33.5 meters wide, 42.6 meters flight deck width, 8.2 meters draft, 70000 PS and 20+ miles an hour. Cost: 731...

Saying Goodbye….

Men become attached, even grow to love certain non-human things, like a Cowboy to his horse, it was the same with the U.S. Marines and their Boeing Vertol CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopters . First procured by the Marine Corps...