Crisis Response Marines Complete Aerial Refueling Mission From Spain


03/17/2015: U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed an aerial refueling mission from Morón Air Base, Spain, Feb. 25, 2015.

Two MV-22B Ospreys connected to refueling lines on a KC-130J, which refueled the Ospreys over the Atlantic Ocean.

The ability to complete inflight refueling greatly extends the range of the unit’s aircraft, which are positioned in Spain to respond to crises across the geographically expansive area of northern and western Africa.

The speed, range, and vertical and horizontal flight capabilities of the Osprey allow it to provide rapid support to missions at the request of U.S. Africa Command. 

Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa:2/25/15