Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Air Support Video for Khe Sanh, Vietnam 1967

Click to see some interesting video of air support.


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  1. Battle of Khe Sanh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Jump to Khe Sanh reopening as an U.S. forward supply base for... - [edit]. February 1971, the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) and the U.S. ...
  2. Khe Sanh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Khe Sanh is the district capital of Hướng Hoá District, Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam, located 63 km west of Đông Hà. During the Vietnam War, the Khe Sanh ...
  3. Battle of Khe Sanh - Military History - About.com

    militaryhistory.about.com › ... › Vietnam War

    The Battle of Khe Sanh was fought during the first four months of 1968. Besieged during the Tet Offensive, the Marine base at Khe Sanh held out against heavy attacks by the North ... Battle of Dak To · Raid on Son Tay · Battle of Hamburger Hill ...
  4. Vietnam - Khe Sanh - YouTube


    Jul 14, 2008 - Uploaded by jalimager
    A return to the Khe Sanh firebase after 40 years with my son. A salute to my fellow Marines who served in and ...
  5. Battle of Khe Sanh: Recounting the Battle's Casualties


    Jun 26, 2007 - U.S. Marines and their allies at Khe Sanh engaged tens of ... by His enabling grace I turned from my sin, and put my faith in His Son, i.e., ...

  6. Battle for Khe Sanh begins - History Channel


    The History Channel
    One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins at Khe Sanh, 14 miles below the DMZ and six miles from the Laotian border.

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  7. BBC NEWS | In pictures: The Vietnam War


    The bodies of US Marines lie half buried on Hill 689, west of KheSanh, in 1968. The siege at Khe Sanh was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the war.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Drones and Air Control

The Navy successfully conducted take-offs and landings from a fairly new nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George W. Bush, with a new stealth jet called the X-47B.
What is so different about this plane is the fact that it is a 'drone'.  Yes, it is completely unmanned.  Drones come in all sizes, and the X-47B is likely one of the larger ones.

What is so ironic about all of this is, the fact that the enemy cannot detect a plane like this in the first place.  In the unlikely event they get lucky at shooting one down, there will be no human loss of life or captivity.  
As you view the flight deck crew signaling the plane, they are simply signaling the on-board cameras, who in turn are being manned by staff inside the command intelligence center ( CIC ) onboard the ship.

Also check out the short distance this plane needs for a takeoff.  Impressive
We have come a long way in Air Control.  It appears to me that eventually most combat and combat support missions will be flown by drones.

Click below for the video.

X-47B UCAS Aviation History Under Way - YouTube

Thanks to Colonel Byron Hill for submitting this.