The Marine Corps is offering up to $280,000 to certain pilots as it faces shortages in certain billets, Corps officials have announced.
"The aviation populations targeted are Captains (O-3s) and Majors (O-4s) within the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8 Harrier, MV-22 Osprey, C-130 Hercules, UH-1 Huey, AH-1 Cobra, and CH-53 Stallion communities," Lt. Gen. Michael Rocco, deputy commandant for Manpower & Reserve Affairs, said in a statement.
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper helicopter assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367, preapres to land during a live fire exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Hawaii, Feb. 21, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
Two Marine pilots were killed when their AH-1Z Viper helicopter crashed on Saturday night in Arizona, Corps officials have announced.
The tale of Marine aviators who flew a phallic pattern over California has what can best be described in massage parlor terminology as a “happy ending": the two aviators will keep their wings and remain “valued members” of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing after being disciplined administratively, a Marine Corps spokesman told Task & Purpose.