Osprey CASEVAC Exercise


02/23/2014: U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen with 2nd Marine Aircraft (Forward) conduct a casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) rehearsal from Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 31, 2013.

The rehearsal was executed in order to train and prepare Marines and Sailors for a real CASEVAC scenario.

 The Osprey provides significant advantages versus helos for medevac missions. 

The Ospreys reach and range allow it to operate from a single base and cover territory, which several Forward Operating Bases would be needed to execute the same mission.

And the LZ flexibility of the plane provides greater security than does a helo.

 Credit:2nd MAW Forward:3/31/13