U.S. 5TH FLEET AOR (July 18, 2018)

U.S. Navy Sailors, assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48, load an AGM-114 Hellfire missile onto an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S….

Hovering Viper

Marines hover over the flight line in an AH-1Z Viper helicopter during a pre-flight inspection at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 12, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Hovering Viper http://www.defense.gov/graphics/DODc-small.gif

Rope Rappel

Navy Midshipman 1st Class Matthew Garmer rappels from a tower during helicopter rope suspension technique training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story at Virginia Beach, Va., July 11, 2018. Garmer from Villanova University and was taking part in an explosive ordnance disposal summer cruise….

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 11, 2018)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Dragon Slayers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 11 conducts a vertical replenishment between the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is…

SEA OF JAPAN (July 9, 2018)

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Mele Filiai directs a helicopter from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Antietam is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation supporting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo…

U.S. 5TH FLEET (July 3, 2018)

Sailors assigned to the “Vipers” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 48 conduct a flight-operations brief on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval…

Long Line

Marines patrol during a simulated helicopter raid as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s exercise at Ie Shima training facility in Okinawa, Japan, June 25, 2018. The Marines are assigned to the 5th Marines Regiment’s Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion. Marine Corps…

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months TOKYO – Japan will send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean for a second straight year as it looks to bolster its presence in the strategic…

Boeing Apache, Turkish ATAK Compete In Moroccan Helicopter Program

Boeing Apache, Turkish ATAK Compete In Moroccan Helicopter Program Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters and Turkish TAI T-129 ATAK helicopters are in fray for Moroccan helicopter program. Morocco reportedly is in negotiations with American Boeing for the purchase of Apache AH-64 helicopters for its Armed Forces….