200720-N-GR168-1038 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2020) Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lorenzo Moreno, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), signals to an MV-22B Osprey, attached to the Blackjacks of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two One (HX-21), to take off from the flight deck aboard New York, July 20, 2020. New York is operating in Atlantic Ocean in support of Naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie/Released)
U.S. Navy

Ospreys land on the flight deck of the New York

200720-N-GR168-1038 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 20, 2020) Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lorenzo Moreno, assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), signals to an MV-22B Osprey, attached to the Blackjacks of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two One (HX-21), to take off from the flight deck aboard New York, July 20, 2020. New York is operating [Read More …]

An MV-22B Osprey with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, hoist a cargo net of tires during an external-lift exercise aboard at Morόn Air Base, July 9, 2020. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 20.2 is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 20.2 continues to work closely with the relevant medical agencies and military organizations to minimize risk of COVID-19 exposure. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Antonio F. Garcia)
U.S. Marine Corps

Do You Even Lift?

An MV-22B Osprey with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, hoist a cargo net of tires during an external-lift exercise aboard at Morόn Air Base, July 9, 2020. SPMAGTF-CR-AF 20.2 is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. [Read More …]

An MV-22B Osprey, from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, lifts an M777 Howitzer during an external hoist exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 30, 2020. Marines from VMM-363 worked with Marines from 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion 3 to improve their ability to transport fire support assets around the battlespace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Eric Tso)
U.S. Marine Corps

VMM-363 conducts howitzer lift

An MV-22B Osprey, from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, lifts an M777 Howitzer during an external hoist exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, June 30, 2020. Marines from VMM-363 worked with Marines from 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion 3 to improve their ability to transport fire support assets around the battlespace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Spartz, an airborne and air delivery specialist with 3rd Radio Battalion looks out of a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, during parachute operations, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28, 2020. VMM-363 and 3rd Radio BN conducted static line jumps and free fall jumps to increase readiness and unit cohesion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps

VMM-363, 3rd Radio BN conduct ParaOps

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Spartz, an airborne and air delivery specialist with 3rd Radio Battalion looks out of a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, during parachute operations, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28, 2020. VMM-363 and 3rd Radio BN conducted static line jumps and free fall jumps to increase [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 24, conduct a tactical landing of MV-22B Ospreys during a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28, 2020. The flight allowed Marines of VMM-268 the opportunity to train in mission essential tasks, increasing proficiency and ensuring overall readiness for the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Wilson)
U.S. Marine Corps

VMM-268: Flying Together

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, Marine Aircraft Group 24, conduct a tactical landing of MV-22B Ospreys during a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28, 2020. The flight allowed Marines of VMM-268 the opportunity to train in mission essential tasks, increasing proficiency and ensuring overall readiness for the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands during a helicopter raid course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 12-13, 2020. The training was conducted to enhance participants’ tactics, techniques and procedures applicable to air raid operations for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Stegall)
U.S. Marine Corps

15th MEU Marines descend on the objective

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands during a helicopter raid course on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 12-13, 2020. The training was conducted to enhance participants’ tactics, techniques and procedures applicable to air raid operations for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah [Read More …]

Marine Aircraft Group 24 conducted a mass air training mission, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 19, 2020. Utilizing three separate flying platforms, MAG-24 successfully launched six CH-53E Super Stallions, five MV-22B Ospreys, and two UH-1Y Venoms, conducting the mass air mission to increase proficiency through integrated training to produce readiness and project power. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alex Kouns)
U.S. Marine Corps

MAG-24: Flying the Barn with Maximum Power

Marine Aircraft Group 24 conducted a mass air training mission, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 19, 2020. Utilizing three separate flying platforms, MAG-24 successfully launched six CH-53E Super Stallions, five MV-22B Ospreys, and two UH-1Y Venoms, conducting the mass air mission to increase proficiency through integrated training to produce readiness and project power. (U.S. [Read More …]

200316-M-OO419-1002 RED SEA (March 16, 2020) Flight line mechanics assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), maintain an MV-22B Osprey aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) March 16, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)
U.S. Marine Corps

Ospreys receive maintenance aboard USS Bataan

200316-M-OO419-1002 RED SEA (March 16, 2020) Flight line mechanics assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), maintain an MV-22B Osprey aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) March 16, 2020. Bataan, with embarked 26th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, flies over Arizona during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training mission, March 5, 2020. These training missions are how the Marine Corps integrates into joint personnel recovery. During the training mission two A-10 Thunderbolt II's from DM acted as the recovery mission coordinator and rescue escort for the MV-22B Ospreys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers)
U.S. Air Force

Training for the joint fight

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, flies over Arizona during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training mission, March 5, 2020. These training missions are how the Marine Corps integrates into joint personnel recovery. During the training mission two A-10 Thunderbolt II’s from DM acted as the recovery mission coordinator and [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey lands at Camp Upshur during Combined Unit Exercise (CUX) 19.2 at Camp Upshur, Quantico Virginia. October 29, 2019. CUX 19.2 trained and assessed Marines, sister services and allied partners in the Information Operations and related capabilities for future missions. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Adrian Delgado)
U.S. Marine Corps

Osprey Lands at Camp Upshur During Combined Unit Exercise 19.2

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey lands at Camp Upshur during Combined Unit Exercise (CUX) 19.2 at Camp Upshur, Quantico Virginia. October 29, 2019. CUX 19.2 trained and assessed Marines, sister services and allied partners in the Information Operations and related capabilities for future missions. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Adrian Delgado)