U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Augment. Support. Reinforce.

2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70114
ABOUT MAPLE FLAG 50

Maple Flag 50 is an international exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of Coalition aircraft crews, maintainers and support specialists in a simulated combat environment.
MAPLE FLAG 50 VIDEOS
MAPLE FLAG 50 ARTICLES
42 Radar Squadron works with U.S. Marines during Exercise Maple Flag 50 June 19, 2017
MWSS-473 participates in exercise Maple Flag 50 June 13, 2017
MWSS-473 Marines complete engineering projects at Canadian Forces Forward Operating Location Inuvik June 13, 2017
Navy Corpsmen hold training with Canadian Armed Forces medical technicians June 12, 2017
Faces of the Force: Lance Cpl. Xander Gonzales June 12, 2017
MWSS-473 arrives at CFB Cold Lake for exercise Maple Flag June 1, 2017
MWSS-473 trains in obstacle breaching during Maple Flag 50 June 1, 2017
MAPLE FLAG IMAGE GALLERY
Lance Corporal Ian Roberts (right foreground), a United States Marine Corps tactical air defense controller, works alongside Royal Canadian Air Force 42 Radar Squadron air battle managers at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on May 31, 2017, during Exercise Maple Flag 50.
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – Crash Fire Rescue Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, practice putting on their protective equipment during a simulated fire drill at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake during exercise Maple Flag, June 1, 2017. Three geographically separate MWSS-473 detachments came together to participate in exercise Maple Flag May 29-June 23, 2017, during their annual training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – Combat Engineer Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, construct a triple standard concertina fence around their forward arming and refueling point at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake during exercise Maple Flag 50, June 1, 2017. MWSS-473 is providing real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – Combat Engineer Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, place a length of concertina wire to construct a triple standard concertina fence around their forward arming and refueling point at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake during exercise Maple Flag 50, June 1, 2017. MWSS-473 is providing real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag 50. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – Cpl. Yasuey Gonzalez (left), Pfc. Robert Garcia (center), and Staff Sgt. Brian Beamer (right), bulk fuel specialists with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, hammer a grounding rod into the earth at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre during exercise Maple Flag 50, May 31, 2017. MWSS-473 is providing real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag 50. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – Lance Cpl. Devin Persons, a crash fire rescue Marine with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, mans the hose as Lance Cpl. Taylor Bivona (front) and Lance Cpl. Casey Davson (rear), crash fire rescue Marines with MWSS-473, 4th MAW, MARFORRES, run to rescue simulated casualties from a burning aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake during exercise Maple Flag 50, June 1, 2017. Crash fire rescue is an essential aviation ground support requirement MWSS-473 provides to designated fixed-wing and rotor-wing components of an aviation combat element. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA -- Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, operate a forward arming and refueling point for Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, Camp Wainwright in Alberta, Canada, May 30, 2017. Exercise Maple Flag prepares international aircrew, maintenance and support personnel for the rigours of operations in the modern aerial battlespace. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA -- Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, convoy to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, Camp Wainwright accompanied by two Royal Canadian Air Force Bell CH-146 Griffons in Alberta, Canada, May 30, 2017, during exercise Maple Flag 50. MWSS-473 convoyed to the training center to provide real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag 50. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – Cpl. Yhermain Martinezgarcia (front) and Staff Sgt. Brian Beamer (behind), bulk fuel specialists with Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, pull a refueling line and fuel meter from an M-970 Semi-Trailer Refueler, at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre during exercise Maple Flag 50, May 31, 2017. MWSS-473 is providing real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag 50. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA -- Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, pause at a checkpoint during a convoy to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, Camp Wainwright in Alberta, Canada, March 30, 2017, during exercise Maple Flag 50. MWSS-473 convoyed to the training center to provide real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag 50. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA -- Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, convoy to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, Camp Wainwright accompanied by two Royal Canadian Air Force Bell CH-146 Griffons in Alberta, Canada, May 30, 2017, during exercise Maple Flag 50. MWSS-473 convoyed to the training center to provide real world refueling support to Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147 Chinook and CH-146 Griffon type model series during exercise Maple Flag 50. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee)
Sgt. Maj. Rodney L. Lane, wing sergeant major, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, speaks to Marines with Engineer Company, Detachment Bravo, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, MARFORRES, about leadership at Canadian Armed Forces Forward Operating Location Inuvik, June 7, 2017. The Marines completed engineering projects to increase force protection measures at FOL Inuvik during their annual training period, May 26 to June 9, 2017.
Marines with Engineer Company, Detachment Bravo, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve fix perimeter fencing at Canadian Armed Forces Forward Operating Location Inuvik during their annual training May 31, 2017. The Marines completed engineering projects at FOL Inuvik to increase force protection measures at FOL Inuvik during their two-week annual training period, May 26 to June 9, 2017.
Staff at Canadian Armed Forces Forward Operating Location Inuvik pose for a picture with Marines from with Engineer Company, Detachment Bravo, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve at the entrance to FOL Inuvik, May 31, 2017. The Marines completed engineering projects at FOL Inuvik to increase force protection measures at FOL Inuvik during their two-week annual training period, May 26 to June 9, 2017.
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christian Basque, a navy doctor with Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, shows pictures of X-rays from his civilian job as a sports medicine physician to Canadian medical technicians during exercise Maple Flag 50 at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta, June 2, 2017. Maple Flag is an annual multi-national training exercise hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force with foreign nations training together to complete simulated combat missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christian Basque, a navy doctor with Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, shows pictures of X-rays from his civilian job as a sports medicine physician to Canadian medical technicians during exercise Maple Flag 50 at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta, June 2, 2017. Maple Flag is an annual multi-national training exercise hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force with foreign nations training together to complete simulated combat missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
COLD LAKE, AB, CANADA – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christian Basque, a navy doctor with Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, shows pictures of X-rays from his civilian job as a sports medicine physician to Canadian medical technicians during exercise Maple Flag 50 at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta, June 2, 2017. Maple Flag is an annual multi-national training exercise hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force with foreign nations training together to complete simulated combat missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Niles Lee/Released)
Warrant Officer Regenald McDonald, a Royal Canadian Air Force construction engineer with 4 Construction Engineering Squadron, speaks to Marines with Engineer Company, Detachment Bravo, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, about engineering obstacles, May 28, 2017. Marines cleared an abatis created by Canadian Armed Forces members as part of exercise Maple Flag 50.
Warrant Officer Regenald McDonald, a Royal Canadian Air Force construction engineer with 4 Construction Engineering Squadron, speaks to Marines with Engineer Company, Detachment Bravo, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, about engineering obstacles, May 28, 2017. Marines cleared an abatis created by Canadian Armed Forces members as part of exercise Maple Flag 50.
Warrant Officer Regenald McDonald, a Royal Canadian Air Force construction engineer with 4 Construction Engineering Squadron, speaks to Marines with Engineer Company, Detachment Bravo, Marine Wing Support Squadron 473, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, about engineering obstacles, May 28, 2017. Marines cleared an abatis created by Canadian Armed Forces members as part of exercise Maple Flag 50.