06/26/2013: An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) lands onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 for the first time in history off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14.
Credit: 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade:6/14/13
- Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
- In the second photo, two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) prepare to land onboard the JS Hyuga (DDG-181), during Dawn Blitz 2013 off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14
- In the third, fourth and fifth photos, a U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 is lowered into the hull of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDG 181) as part of Dawn Blitz 2013 off the coast of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 14, 2013.
- The final photo shows the Osprey crew with Japanese crewmen aboard the Japanese destroyer after the historic landing.