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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

Marine Officials Defend Osprey's Safety Record Following Hawaii Crash

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HONOLULU — An MV-22 Osprey crash that killed a Marine and injured several other service members during a training exercise in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns about the Marine Corps' tilt-rotor aircraft. But the Marines say the MV-22 Osprey has proven itself to be safe despite high-profile accidents early in its operation. The aircraft went ... more

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