MV-22 Osprey Flight Operations in East China Sea

03/27/2014
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).…

The USS Bataan ARG Prepares for Deployment

02/14/2014
02/14/2014: When these photos were shot in mid-December 2013, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was taking part in the Composite Training Unit Exercise in preparation for its scheduled 2014 deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. [slidepress gallery='the-uss-bataan-arg-prepares-for-deployment']  Credit:22nd Marine…

The Osprey In Singapore

02/10/2014
02/11/2014: The United States Ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar and several distinguished visitors from the Singapore Government and Singapore Armed Forces, experience flying in a MV-22 Osprey for a demonstration flight. The flight occurred on February 7, 2014 at Changi Airport, Singapore City, Singapore. Credit: III Marine Expeditionary Force Combat…

22nd MEU Prepares for Deployment via a Composite Training Unit Exercise

02/02/2014
02/02/2014: Bataan sailors involved with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines are seen underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to present the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group with scenarios seen on deployment. [slidepress gallery='22nd-meu-prepares-for-deployment-via-a-composite-training-unit-exercise']  Credit: USS Bataan (LHD 5):12/3/13 In the first photo, Commodore, Amphibious Squadron 6, Capt. Neil…

Preparing an Osprey Engine for Cleaning at Sea

01/31/2014
01/31/2014: Sgt. Thomas G. Beams and Cpl. James Mason prepare an MV-22 Osprey for an engine wash on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). [slidepress gallery='preparing-an-osprey-engine-for-cleaning-at-sea']  Credit: USS Boxer (LHD 4):12/3/13 In the second photo, Cpl. James Mason prepares the engine of an MV-22…

Bahrain International Airshow 2014

01/17/2014
01/17/2014: U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT) are supporting the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) 2014. This year’s BIAS 14, is scheduled for 16-18 January 2014 at Sakhir Air Base in Manama, Bahrain. It is anticipated this year’s BIAS…

ARG Exercises

01/02/2014
01/02/2014: In this slideshow, the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group exercises its key elements in late October 2013.  [slidepress gallery='arg-exercises'] Credit: USS Bataan (LHD 5):10/31/13 In the first photo, Air department personnel run across the flight deck to remove chocks and chains from an MV-22 Osprey aboard the multipurpose amphibious…

Ospreys Appear at Nyutabaru Air Show

12/04/2013
12/04/2013: MV-22 Ospreys appear at a Japanese Air Self Defense Air Show for the first time. According to a story by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer: Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, located in Miyazaki Prefecture, hosted its annual air show Dec. 1, 2013. While an overwhelming majority of attendees were…