MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, taking off in three waves from the flight deck of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).
The aircraft were flown to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, where they will be transferred to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 and used in support of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. This is the first time the aircraft will be used in Afghanistan. The 22nd MEU is serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command. Produced by Lance Cpl. David Castillo and Gunnery Sgt. Bert J. Lowery.
Credit: 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs, 11/6/09
***Posted November 15th, 2009