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    MV-22B Osprey arrive at MCAS Futenma [Image 11 of 11]

    MV-22B Osprey arrive at MCAS Futenma

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JAPAN

    08.03.2013

    Photo by Cpl. Matthew Manning 

    III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific

    An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Aug. 3. Two Osprey aircraft, part of the second Osprey squadron to Japan, flew from MCAS Iwakuni. The arrival of the second Osprey squadron will complete the one-for-one replacement of the older CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters on Okinawa. The Osprey can fly twice as fast, carry three times the payload, and fly four times the distance of the older CH-46E. Its capabilities significantly benefit the U.S.-Japan alliance and strengthen III Marine Expeditionary Force’s ability to provide for the defense of Japan and perform humanitarian assistance and disaster response missions. The aircraft are part of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew J. Manning/Released)

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    Date Taken: 08.03.2013
    Date Posted: 08.03.2013 08:23
    Photo ID: 988120
    VIRIN: 130803-M-XK110-487
    Resolution: 5616x3744
    Size: 1.86 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, JP

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