Practicing the TRAP Mission with the Osprey

03/25/2016: Sgt. Eric M. Ekelund prepares an MV-22B Osprey to land the tactical recovery of aircraft and personal force during a Cobra Gold 16 demonstration at Utapao, Thailand February 15. During the scenario-based training the MV-22B Osprey unloads the TRAP force personnel so they can continue on foot to rescue the…

Osprey Embark with Philippine Marines

12/01/2015: U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and service members with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force embark onto an MV-22B Osprey in Palawan, Philippines, during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 (PHIBLEX 15), Oct. 09. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted in order to strengthen our interoperability and…

Osprey Lands on the Spanish Warship Juan Carlos I

09/21/2015: An MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conducted deck landing qualifications aboard Spanish amphibious assault ship Juan Carlos I off the coast of Spain, Sept. 9. The amphibious ship JUAN CARLOS I is a multipurpose vessel and the largest warship built in Spain.  The Australians…

Marines, Osprey Participates in Spanish Air Festival

08/18/2015: An MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, performed its first aerial demonstration at the 2015 Gijón Air Festival. The show featured aircraft from Spain, France and the United States attracting more than 200,000 people.  Credit: U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa:7/26/15  

MV-22 Osprey Lands on French Naval Ship

08/16/2015: GULF OF ADEN (July 5, 2015) An MV-22B Osprey from the "Greyhawks" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands on the flight deck of the French amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude (L9015). The U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 15th MEU and Essex Amphibious…

VMM-162 Reinforced Conducts Air Delivery Ground Refuling

07/11/2015: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 Reinforced, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), train in air-delivered ground refueling (ADGR) at Fort Pickett VA., April 26, 2015. The training was conducted to allow the Marines to be more proficient in refueling smaller aircraft, such as the UH-1Y…

Multiple Osprey Flyoff of USS Bonhomme Richard

06/27/2015: U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys flight operations on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), off of the coast of South Korea, April 2, 2015. The aircraft are with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed expeditionary…

MV-22B Osprey Arrival at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania

06/01/2015: Three MV-22B Ospreys and one KC130J Super Hercules landed for the first time in Romania, May 26 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base. The Marines joined the Romanians as part of an integration exercise which utilized air assets launched from Morón Air Base, Spain. The aircraft integrated with Marines from…