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Search for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash in Philippine Sea Expands

Search for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash in Philippine Sea Expands

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 15, 2017. US Navy Photo

The search and rescue effort for three sailors missing after a Wednesday C-2A Greyhound crash has expanded in the Philippine Sea, according to U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More

UPDATED: 3 Sailors Missing, 8 Rescued Following C-2A Crash Near Okinawa

UPDATED: 3 Sailors Missing, 8 Rescued Following C-2A Crash Near Okinawa

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

Three sailors are missing after a Navy C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft crashed off of Okinawa in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement. Read More

MV-22 Crash Off Okinawa Occurred During Nighttime Aerial Refueling; Halt In Operations Ordered

MV-22 Crash Off Okinawa Occurred During Nighttime Aerial Refueling; Halt In Operations Ordered

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson address Japanese reporters on Marine Corps Base Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson address Japanese reporters on Marine Corps Base Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

Tuesday’s MV-22 Osprey crash off the coast of Okinawa occurred while the crew was conducting an aerial refueling operation at night and damaged the aircraft, with the crew choosing to land the aircraft in the water instead of risking flying over civilian homes on the Japanese island, the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force said in a press conference. Read More

UPDATED: Search Expands for Missing Marine After F/A-18 Crash

UPDATED: Search Expands for Missing Marine After F/A-18 Crash

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet operating near Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., March 29, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet operating near Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, Calif., March 29, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo

This post was updated with an additional information from U.S. Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller and III MEF.

Searchers looking for the Marine pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet that crashed on Wednesday off Japan have expanded their search area, III Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement Wednesday evening. Read More

Marines Practice Expeditionary Advance Base Operations In Exercise Blue Chromite In Japan

Marines Practice Expeditionary Advance Base Operations In Exercise Blue Chromite In Japan

161031-N-XM324-095 WATERS OUTSIDE OKINAWA (Oct. 31, 2016) Marines, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, attach a Humvee to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, assigned to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Blue Chromite. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise, which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa, Japan and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Dionne/Released)

Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment attach a Humvee to a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD-20) on Oct. 31 during Blue Chromite. US Navy photo.

Amphibious forces in the Pacific practiced a “back to the future” tactic of seizing advance naval bases and conducting maneuver warfare during exercise Blue Chromite in Okinawa, Japan, exercise leaders told USNI News. Read More

III MEF Commander Orders Operational Pause For Harriers In Okinawa After Crash

III MEF Commander Orders Operational Pause For Harriers In Okinawa After Crash

U.S. Navy flight deck aircraft controllers signal an AV-8B Harrier pilot during flight operations at sea aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), while underway as part of the 31st MEU and BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 27, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

U.S. Navy flight deck aircraft controllers signal an AV-8B Harrier pilot during flight operations at sea aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), while underway as part of the 31st MEU and BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 27, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

All Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jets operating out of Okinawa, Japan, have been ordered to take an operational pause after a crash yesterday. Read More