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…

Crisis Response Marines Launch Ospreys from Spain for Romanian Exercise

05/31/2015:A U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa prepares to depart Morón Air Base, Spain, May 23, 2015. Four Ospreys and two KC-130J Hercules left the base and flew to Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania, as part of an integration exercise designed to test the…

USS Farragut Departs Palma de Mallorca

04/15/2015: The Arleigh Burke-class guided–missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departs Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Farragut, home-ported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Credit:Navy Media Content Services:4/1/15    

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

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…

Crisis Response Marines Complete Aerial Refueling Mission From Spain

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…

Arleigh Burke Destroyers to Rota Spain

02/03/2014: The Spanish navy is a major allied navy, which deploys the Aegis system.  Now US Navy ships are coming to Spain as well to join in the effort.  According to a story by Steven Beardsley in a January 31, 2014 Stars and Stripes story:  The first of four U.S.…

Rope Training for SP-MAGTF Insertion

01/08/2014: Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response load an MV-22B Osprey for helicopter rope suspension training at Morón Air Base, Spain, Dec. 6, 2013 and December 17, 2013.  The latter was during a visit of Second Line of Defense to SP-MAGTF in Spain. SP-MAGTF Crisis…

Visiting SP-MAGTF Crisis Response in Spain: Prior to the Sudan Mission

01/09/2014: Second Line of Defense’s Murielle Delaporte visited the SP-MAGTF Crisis Response in Morón Air Base, Spain a few days prior to their mission to South Sudan to extract US embassy personnel.  The SP-MAGTF Crisis Response was formed over an 8-month period and first deployed to Europe for temporary basing…