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HMM-265 redesignated, awaits Ospreys

Lt. Col. William L. DePue Jr. and Sgt. Maj. Russell A. Strack case the colors of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 during a ceremony to redesignate the unit as Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Sept. 7. DePue is the commanding officer of VMM-265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Strack is the sergeant major of the squadron.



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This work, HMM-265 redesignated, awaits Ospreys, by Cpl Nicholas Ranum, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.07.2012

Date Posted:09.13.2012 02:50

Photo ID:663211

VIRIN:120907-M-DU087-173

Resolution:3504x2336

Size:6.87 MB

Location:OKINAWA, JP

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  • Lt. Col. William L. DePue and Sgt. Maj. Russell A. Strack uncase the colors of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Sep. 7. HMM- 265 was redesignated as Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 due to the 12 MV-22B Ospreys, which are to be stationed at MCAS Futenma. DePue is the commanding officer of VMM-265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Strack is the sergeant major for the squadron.
  • Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 and the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band gather at at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to perform a redesignation ceremony Sep. 7. VMM-265 is the new designation of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265. The squadron will continue to fly CH-46 Sea Knights until they are replaced by the MV-22B Osprey. VMM-265 is a part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF.
  • Japanese Lt. Gen. Koichi Isobe, left, and U.S. Consul General, Naha Alfred R. Magleby, center, speak with U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. William L. DePue March 4, prior to a familiarization flight in an MV-22B Osprey at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The flight flew the distinguished passengers over the island of Okinawa, demonstrating the Osprey’s maneuverability and versatility. Isobe is the vice chief of staff of the Joint Staff, Japan Self Defense Force, Magleby is the U.S. Consul General, Naha and DePue is the commanding officer of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam B. Miller/Released)
  • Japanese Lt. Gen. Koichi Isobe, right, and U.S. Consul General, Naha Alfred R. Magleby, left, get a preflight rundown from U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. William L. DePue March 4, prior to boarding an MV-22B Osprey at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The flight flew the distinguished passengers around the island of Okinawa, demonstrating the Osprey’s maneuverability and versatility. Isobe is the vice chief of staff of the Joint Staff, Japan Self Defense Force, Magleby is the U.S. Consul General, Naha and DePue is the commanding officer of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam B. Miller/Released)

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