07/24/2013: During a visit in July 2013, a newly forming ACE for a MEU about to go on deployment was generating its aircraft for the mission.
This slideshow shows some of those aircraft on the flight line, or being maintained.
Credit: Second Line of Defense:2013
- The first three photos show the Cobra; the next three show the Yankee. These two rotorcraft now use the same engine and share more than 80% commonalty in terms of parts. Obviously, this makes a big difference from the standpoint of support, notably in terms of expeditionary capabilities.
- The next two photos show the Ospreys seen on the flight line.
- The final two photos show individual Ospreys.