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Making its familiar noisy appearance at Yuma airshow, the AV-8B hovers above the ground showing off its speciality.
Photo: MCAS Yuma, 14 March 2009, Erik Lenten
Andrews AFB (MD) (KADW)
NAF Washington (Camp Springs)
Rwy: 01L/19R, 01R/19L
Pos: 38°48'39"N 076°52'01"W
Elev: 280 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-49

VMR Det. UC-12B
UC-35D

Beaufort MCAS (SC) (KNBC)
Merritt Field
Rwy: 05/23,10/28, 14/32, 18/36
Pos: 32°28'50"N 080°43'10"W
Elev: 37 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-31

VMFA-115 F/A-18A+ Silver Eagles VE-xx


VMFA-122 F/A-18C Crusaders DC-xx


VMFA(AW)-224 F/A-18D Flying Bengals WK-xx


VMFA-251 F/A-18C
F/A-18D
Thunderbolts AB-4xx


VMFA-312 F/A-18C Checkerboards AC-2xx


VMFAT-501 F-35B Warlords VM-xx


VMFA(AW)-533 F/A-18D Hawks ED-xx
MCAS Beaufort

H&HS UC-12B 5B

This SuperCobra is seen far away from its homebase Camp Pendleton in support of the Marines in Afghanistan.
Photo: 161018/SN-23, HMLA-169, Kandahar, 1 April 2009
Camp Pendleton MCAS (CA) (KNFG)
Munn Field
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 33°18'04"N 117°21'19"W
Elev: 78 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-39

HMLA-169 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Vipers SN-xx


HMLA-267 UH-1Y
AH-1Z
Stingers UV-xx


HMLA-369 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Gunfighters SM-xx


HMLA-469 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Vengeance SE-xx


VMM-364 MV-22B Purple Foxes PF-xx


VMM-164 MV-22B Knightriders YT-xx


HMLA/T-303 UH-1Y
AH-1W
AH-1Z
Atlas QT-xx

Twin Hueys are the ride to the battlefield for many Marines. With the advent of the UH-1Y this will probably continue for a couple of decades.
Photo: 160460/TV-08, UH-1N, Forth Worth JRB, 27 September 2009, Curt Jans
Cherry Point MCAS (NC) (KNKT)
Cunningham Field
Rwy: 05L/23R, 05R/23L, 14L/32R, 14R/32L
Pos: 34°54'11"N 076°52'50"W
Elev: 29 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-29

HMH-366 CH-53E Hammerheads HH-xx
MAG-14

VMA-223 AV-8B
AV-8B+
AV-8B+(R)
Bulldogs WP-xx


VMA-231 AV-8B
AV-8B+
AV-8B+(R)
Ace of Spades CG-xx


VMA-542 AV-8B
AV-8B+
AV-8B+(R)
Flying Tigers WH-xx


VMAT-203 AV-8B
AV-8B+
TAV-8B
TAV-8B+
Hawks KD-xx


VMAQ-2 EA-6B Panthers CY-xx


VMAQ-3 EA-6B Moon Dogs MD-xx


VMAQ-4 EA-6B Seahawks RM-xx


VMGR-252 KC-130J Heavy Haulers BH-xx


VMU-2 RQ-7B
RQ-21A
Night Owls FF-xx
MCAS Cherry Point

VMR-1 C-9B
UC-35D
Roadrunners

KC-130J is the new mount for the dual tanker-transport role.
Photo: 167108/QB-108, VMGR-352, Atwater-Castle, 12 September 2009, Steward Dempser
Edwards AFB (CA) (KEDW)
Rwy: 04/22, 06/24
Pos: 34°54'20"N 117°53'01"W
Elev: 2302 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAWTS-1

VMX-1 F-35B Mihi Cura Futuri
F-35 Joint Operational Test Team (JOTT)

Fort Worth NAS JRB/Carswell Field (TX) (KNFW)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 32°46'09"N 097°26'29"W
Elev: 650 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-41

VMFA-112 F/A-18A+ Cowboys MA-xx


VMGR-234 KC-130T
KC-130J-30
Rangers QH-xxx

Kaneohe Bay MCAF (HI) (PHNG)
MCB Hawaii, Marion E. Carl Field
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 21°27'17"N 157°46'20"W
Elev: 24 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-24

VMM-268 MV-22B Red Dragons YQ-xx


HMLA-367 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Scarface VT-xx


HMH-463 CH-53E Pegagus YH-xx


VMU-3 RQ-7B Phantoms FZ-xx

McGuire Field (NJ) (KWRI)
Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst
Rwy: 06/24, 18/36
Pos: 40°00'56"N 074°35'30"W
Elev: 131 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-49

HMH-772 CH-53E Flying Armadillos MT-4xx


HMLA-773 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Red Dogs / Cobras MP-xx
MAG-24

HMLA-773 Det.B AH-1W Red Dogs / Cobras WG-4x
MAG-46

HMLA-775 Det.A UH-1Y Coyotes WG-5x
To VMM(H)-772 with MV-22B FY13

Miramar MCAS (CA) (KNKX)
Rwy: 06L/24R, 06R/24L, 10/28
Pos: 32°52'06"N 117°08'30"W
Elev: 477 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-16

HMH-361 CH-53E Flying Tigers YN-xx


HMH-462 CH-53E Heavy Haulers YF-xx


HMH-465 CH-53E Warhorses YJ-xx


HMH-466 CH-53E Wolfpack YK-xx


VMM-161 MV-22B Greyhawks YR-xx


VMM-163 MV-22B Evil Eyes YP-xx


VMM-165 MV-22B White Knights YW-xx


VMM-166 MV-22B Sea Elks YX-xx


VMM-363 MV-22B Lucky Red Lions YZ-xx
MAG-41

VMM-764 MV-22B Moonlight ML-xx
MAG-11

VMFA(AW)-225 F/A-18D (ATARS) Vikings CE-xx


VMFA-232 F/A-18C Red Devils WT-xx


VMFA-314 F/A-18C Black Knights VW-xx


VMFA-323 F/A-18C Death Rattlers WS-xx


VMFAT-101 F/A-18A/B
F/A-18C/D
Sharpshooters SH-2xx


VMGR-352 KC-130J Raiders QB-xxx
MCAS Miramar

VMR-2 UC-12B
UC-35D
(5T)

NAS New Orleans JRB-Alvin Callender Field (LA) (KNBG)
Rwy: 04/22, 14/32
Pos: 29°49'31"N 090°02'06"W
Elev: 3 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-49

HMLA-773, det.A UH-1Y
AH-1W
Cobras MM-xx


MASD UC-35C EZ

Executive sports cars in the shape of some Citation Ultras are in use. This one is Cherry Point-based which is painted in pale grey on the tail as well.
Photo: 166715, UC-35D, VMR-1, MCAS Cherry Point, 16 December 2009, Marco Dijkshoorn
NS Norfolk (VA) (KNGU)
Chambers Field
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 36°56'15"N 076°17'22"W
Elev: 17 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-42

VMM-774 MV-22B Wild Goose MQ-xx

New River MCAS (NC) (KNCA)
McCutcheon Field
Rwy: 01/19, 05/23
Pos: 34°42'31"N 077°26'23"W
Elev: 26 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-29

HMH-461 CH-53E Iron Horses CJ-xx


HMH-464 CH-53E Condors EN-xx


HMLA-167 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Warriors TV-xx


HMLA-269 UH-1Y
AH-1W
Gun Runners HF-xx


HMT-302
FRS
CH-53E Phoenix UT-xx
MAG-26

VMM-162 MV-22B Golden Eagles YS-xx


VMM-261 MV-22B Raging Bulls EM-xx


VMM-263 MV-22B Thunder Chickens EG-xx


VMM-264 MV-22B Black Knights EH-xx


VMM-266 MV-22B Fighting Griffins ES-xx


VMM-365 MV-22B Blue Knights YM-xx


VMMT-204 MV-22B Raptors GX-xx
MCAS New River

H&HS UC-12B 5D

The CH-53E is the prime heavy lift helicopter of the Marines. Luckily, these impressive workhorses can be frequently seen at MCAS Yuma working up for the next deployment.
Photo: 162518/CJ-13, HMH-461, MCAS Yuma, 24 October 2009, Curt Jans
Quantico MCAF (VA) ( )
Turner Field
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 38°30'13"N 077°18'18"W
Elev: 10 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
HMX-1

VH-3D
VH-60N
MV-22B
Nighthawks

Most USMC bases have a Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron using UC-12B. This one is the Beaufort hack.
Photo: 161515/5B, MCAS Beaufort, 17 May 2009, Thijs van der Laaken
Stewart/Intl (NY) (KSWF)
Newburgh
Rwy: 09/27, 16/34
Pos: 41°30'15"N 074°06'17"W
Elev: 491 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAG-46

VMGR-452 KC-130T Yankees NY-xxx

Yuma MCAS-Yuma Intl (AZ) (KYUM)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L, 08/26, 17/35
Pos: 32°39'24"N 114°36'22"W
Elev: 213 ft
Group Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Modex Badge
MAWTS-1

VMX-1 CQ-24A
MV-22B
UH-1Y
AH-1W/Z
CH-53E
Mihi Cura Futuri MV-xx
MV-0x
MV-3x
MV-4x
MAG-13

VMFA-211 F-35B Wake Island Avengers CF-xx


VMA-214 AV-8B
AV-8B+
AV-8B+(R)
Black Sheep WE-xx


VMA-311 AV-8B
AV-8B+
AV-8B+(R)
Tomcats WL-xx


VMFT-401 F-5N Snipers LS-xx


VMU-1 RQ-7B Watchdogs WG-xx
MCAS Yuma

H&HS UC-12B
HH-1N
5Y

The "Harrier jump jet" is the aircraft that epitomizes what the USMC is about: get into the thick of it and get the job done were others can not.
Photo: 165580/WL-16, VMA-311, MCAS Yuma, 4 October 2009, Curt Jans
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