Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 First Osprey Flight: The Phrog Retires

04/26/2015
04/26/2015: LtCol. Paul Kopacz, Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 (VMM-364), pilots a MV-22 Osprey at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on 23 April 2015. This was the first flight for VMM-364 since transitioning from CH-46E Sea Knight’s as Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364) and is a milestone event for…

Crisis Response Marines Complete External-Load Lift with MV-22 Osprey in Spain

04/14/2015
04/14/2015: U.S. Marine Corps landing support specialists with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa attach a 2180-pound pallet of supplies to a lift cable under an MV-22 Osprey flown by Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 at Morón Air Base, Spain, Jan. 19, 2015. The squadron…

Marines Board MV-22 Osprey on USS Bonhomme Richard for Airfield Seizure Training

03/17/2015
03/17/2015: Marines Board MV-22 Osprey on USS Bonhomme Richard  EAST CHINA SEA (Mar 10, 2015) Credit: Navy Media Content Services:3/10/15 Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), board an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, on the flight deck of the…

Steel Knight Exercise Tests Digital Interoperability Systems

12/13/2014
12/13/2014: U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (MARDIV), from Twentynine Palms, Calif., board MV-22 Ospreys of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3D Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), Miramar, Calif., in order to execute an amphibious raid on San Clemente Island,…

USS Makin Island in the South China Sea

11/24/2014
11/24/2014: An MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is seen on a deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. [maxgallery…

USS Bataan Activity at Sea

11/20/2014
11/20/2014: An MV-22 Osprey approaches during a landing on the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during flight operations.  Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation…

The Commissioning of the USS America, October 11, 2014

10/13/2014
10/13/2014: Second Line of Defense has followed the USS America in detail since it christening event. Now the ship has been commissioned and will prepare for its active duty role.  It will do so in a troubled world, where the Marines and sailors are likely to see difficult duty in…