Ospreys Deploy During Talisman Saber 2013

07/24/2013
07/23/2013: MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit take off from Samuel Hill Airfield in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area on July 16. The 31st MEU is participating in Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S.…

VMM-363 Loads and Stows Ospreys for Okinawa Japan

07/23/2013
07/23/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing load and stow nine MV-22B Ospreys for shipment to Okinawa, Japan on Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego Calif., June 15, 2013. Loading the Ospreys completed the third phase for…

Flight Ops Aboard the USS Kearsarge

07/19/2013
07/19/2013: A UH-1N Huey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after conducting flight operations, at sea, July 13, 2013. [slidepress gallery='flight-ops-aboard-the-uss-kearsarge'] Credit:26th Marine Expeditionary Unit:7/13/13 The 26th MEU is…

13th MEU Maritime Raid Force Trains at Fort Irwin

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: Marines and Sailors with Maritime Raid Force, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, utilize MV-22B "Osprey", AH-1Z " Super Cobra"and UH-1Y "Huey" aircraft in the beginning stage of a training raid at Fort Irwin, National Training Center, Calif., during Ground Realistic Urban Training, May 6, 2013. Ground RUT is a nine-day…

VMM-363 Prepare Ospreys to be Shipped to Okinawa, Japan

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing prepare to preserve nine MV-22B Osprey aircraft for shipment to Okinawa, Japan on Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., June 9, 2013. The nine aircraft are being transferred to Okinawa,…

Pack ‘em up, ship ‘em out; VMM-363 ships aircraft to Japan

07/11/2013
07/11/2013: Lance Cpl. Robert Boettger, an airframe mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 Red Lions, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and a Houston native, covers an engine exhaust panel of an MV-22B Osprey aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., July 9. Marines protect the panels and windows as preventive…

Osprey Nighttime Flight Operations

07/06/2013
07/06/2013: An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), during nighttime flight operations at sea, June 27, 2013.  The 26th MEU is a Marine Air Ground Task Force forward deployed to the U.S. 5th…

13th MEU Lands at St. George Airport

07/02/2013
07/02/2013: ST GEORGE, Utah – U.S. Marines and Sailors land a Lockheed KC-130J Hercules aircraft and three MV-22B Osprey helicopters at St. George Airport, May 9, 2013. Once landed, Marines and sailors established a forward refueling point (FRP) to resupply military aircraft with necessary fuel and equipment to conduct ground…