VMM-365 Flight Operations During Trident Juncture 18

02/05/2019
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 conduct flight operations during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 near Northern Norway, Nov. 6, 2018. The exercise enhanced the U.S. and NATO Allies’ and partners’ abilities to work together collectively to conduct military operations under challenging conditions.  The Marines…

MV-22B insertion and extraction in WTI-2-18

07/04/2018
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, conduct insertion and extraction drills during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-18 Yuma, Ariz., April 4. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine…

Deck Landing Qualifications Onboard the USS Essex

10/30/2017
10/30/2017: U.S. Marine Corps pilots assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fly CH-53E Super Stallions and MV-22B Ospreys while participating in deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2) during Exercise Dawn Blitz, Oct. 21, 2017. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise conducted between Expeditionary Strike…

Osprey Aerial Refueling

11/24/2016
11/24/2016: U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys conduct an aerial refuel with a KC-130J Hercules during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 1-17 in Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2016. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre which emphasizes operational integration of the…

Dropping in Unannounced: 15th MEU Marines Execute Vertical Raid

06/25/2015
06/25/2015: U.S. Marines with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a vertical raid during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) March 29, 2015. These Marines departed the USS Essex (LHD 2), off the coast of San Diego, in MV-22B Ospreys and landed…

Ospreys Operating Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

06/20/2015
06/20/2015: U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys begin flight operations on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), off of the coast of South Korea, April 2, 2015. The aircraft is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed…

Crisis Response Marines Complete Aerial Refueling Mission From Spain

03/17/2015
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…

Refueling Ospreys at Sea: In the Future, Will the Osprey Be the Refueler?

11/19/2012
11/07/2012: Refueling Ospreys at Sea [slidepress gallery='refueling-ospreys-at-sea'] Credit: 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:9/23/12 In the first photo, a KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24h Marine Expeditionary Unit, flies over Djibouti City after conducting aerial refueling training Sep. 23, 2012.The training consisted…