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Osprey Gets Support Role in Marine One Squadron

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WASHINGTON -- The Marine helicopter squadron responsible for flying President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, cabinet members and other VIPs has a new aircraft: An MV-22 Osprey. HMX-1's tilt-rotor aircraft is painted green and will be used in a support role, transporting the president's staff and the media, Marine spokesman Capt. Richar... more

Bucket From Osprey Plunges Into San Diego Business

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SAN DIEGO - A Marine Corps spokesman says a bucket of cleaning solution fell from a military helicopter and smashed through the roof of a San Diego business, but nobody was hurt. KGTV-TV says the accident happened Wednesday evening near the Miramar air station. Lt. Tyler Balzer says the 5-gallon bucket of cleaning solution was strapped down in... more

US Marines Support 10 NATO Countries in Spain

An MV-22B Osprey with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa carves through mountain terrain during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise, Dec. 7, 2015 near Albacete, Spain. Photo: Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy

ALBACETE, Spain — U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa took part in a multi-national training exercise, enhancing their ability to work with NATO allies in a fast-paced combined environment, Dec. 6-11, 2015. The exercise is part of a month-long Tactical Leadership Program Flying Course at the Los ... more

MV-22 Osprey 'Hard Landing' in Hawaii Kills One Marine, Injures 21

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A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals as dark smoke from the resulting fire billowed into the sky. The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey, which can take off and land like a helicopter but flies like an airplane, had a "hard-landing mishap" at about 11:40 a.m., t... more

Navy Planning to Get Its Own V-22 Osprey Fleet

A Marine V-22A Osprey lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in October 2014 during routine flight operations. Because of the hybrid aircraft's flexibility, the Navy is looking to acquire its own V-22 fleet. Navy photo

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa -- The Navy says it plans to obtain its own fleet of 44 V-22 Ospreys, taking possession of eight a year starting in 2020. The decision to replace the aging fleet of C-2A Greyhound cargo aircraft with the tilt-rotor hybrid was made in an internal working document drafted earlier this year that laid the groundwork for funding... more

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