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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

Body of Marine Who Fell From Osprey Is Found

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- A spokesman says the body of a U.S. Marine who fell from an aircraft during a training flight has been found. Spokesman Mike Barton said the body was found Tuesday. Barton said the Marine was a member of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and a crewmember of an Osprey that was conducting a training fligh... more

Ospreys Take Stage at The Basic School

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MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- While rain fell softly onto the tree branches overhead, Maj. Justin Betz, air officer for The Basic School, adjusted his headset and dialed in his hulking, green hand radio for contact.   As he carefully walked up a steep hill beside a mix of grass and mud called LZ-7, Betz’s eyes scanned the skies looking fo... more

Ospreys Make Longest Pacific Flight to Date

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan -- Two MV-22B Ospreys completed the longest distance Osprey tanking mission to date in the Pacific region Aug. 2-5, beginning from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and ending in Townsville, Australia. The aircrews conducted aerial refueling operations during tanking missions to extend their fligh... more

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