Navy Stands Up 1st CMV-22B Squadron

Squadron plank owners reveal the new logo for Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 Titans (VRM-30) at the establishment ceremony as Cmdr. Trevor F. Hermann, Commanding officer, VRM-30, looks on, December 14, 2018. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea D. Meiller)
Squadron plank owners reveal the new logo for Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 Titans (VRM-30) at the establishment ceremony as Cmdr. Trevor F. Hermann, Commanding officer, VRM-30, looks on, December 14, 2018. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea D. Meiller)

The Navy established Fleet Logistics Multimission Squadron 30 (VRM-30) on Dec. 14, the first squadron that will receive the CMV-22B aircraft, expected to arrive at the unit in 2020.

In a ceremony at Naval Base Coronado, California, Cmdr. Trevor Hermann, the squadron commander, introduced the new logo for the VRM-30 Titans, established as part of the Navy's transition from the C-2A Greyhound to the CMV-22B for ship-board logistics support.

"This platform is our future and, when you look at the nature of the future fight, we need that versatility, that flexibility that's going to be provided in every subsequent squadron that transitions," said Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller, commander of Naval Air Forces, according to a Navy release.

The Navy version of the V-22 Osprey, the CMV-22B, will provide delivery capability and logistics support for aircraft carriers. The service announced in October that it has accelerated the effort to replace the C-2A, which has served as its primary carrier onboard delivery, or COD, aircraft for more than 40 years.

According to the release, while the Navy won't receive the aircraft for another couple years, its pilots and maintenance crews will train with the Marine Corps, which has fielded the MV-22 Osprey for more than a decade.

The final C-2A squadron is expected to decommission in 2024. The Navy plans to procure 44 CMV-22Bs.

-- Patricia Kime can be reached at patriciankime@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @patriciakime.

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