03/27/2014: An MV-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft performs flight operations in the East China Sea and Okinawa.
EAST CHINA SEA (March 15. 2014) — An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, performs operations out of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is currently conducting joint force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
Footage includes Marines load an MV-22 Osprey on the USS Bonhomme Richard; Marines load an MV-22 Osprey on the USS Bonhomme Richard; SSgt Depue watches out the back of an MV-22;
An MV-22 Osprey flies over an Okinawa airfield;
2 Marines look out the back of an MV-22 over the South China Sea;
An MV-22 lands on an Okinawa airfield;
Marines look out the back of an MV-22 while landing on an Okinawa airfield;
And finally, an MV-22 takes off from an Okinawa airfield.
Produced by MC3 Christian Senyk/NPASE, Okinawa and East China Sea.
Credit: Navy Public Affairs Support Element West:3/20/14