Images: MV-22 Ospreys arrive at MCAS Iwakuni [Image 2 of 7]
Photo by Sgt. Daniel Brown
A row of six MV-22 Ospreys sit parked on the tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni here July 24, 2012, after being offloaded from the civilian freight ship, Green Ridge. This marks the first MV-22 Osprey aircraft deployment to Japan and a milestone in the Marine Corps' process of replacing CH-46E helicopters with the MV-22 Osprey, a highly-capable, tilt-rotor aircraft which combines the vertical capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.