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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

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

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

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