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    Lucky Local Charlotteans ride with Marines in MV-22 Osprey



    Story by Lance Cpl. Nathan Hall 

    2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

    Marine Week Charlotte started September 5th and will conclude with a closing ceremony September 9th. Marine Week, in its ninth itineration, provides an opportunity for the citizens of Charlotte and the surrounding area to meet Marines and learn about the Corps' history, traditions and value to the nation.

    “Everyone is real excited to be down here in Charlotte and have this opportunity to tell our story as an individual Marine and about being a Marine,” said Maj. Ramsey Brame, with Headquarters Marine Corps Aviation. “This has been a great opportunity to showcase a lot of our operational capabilities, and give them a chance to experience it firsthand.”

    Ardry Kell High School JROTC cadets, members of the Carolina Panthers, representatives of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, local media and other key figures, had a chance to experience an aerial view of Charlotte on the Corps' MV-22 Osprey, which is the primary assault support aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. It was fielded to replace the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and has been deployed to support troops in combat since 2007.

    “It was a great opportunity- a real honor for me, representing our fire department,” said Rob Cannon, the Battalion Chief of the Charlotte Fire Department. “Flying with the Marines over our city, two organizations that have similar ideals devoted to duty and honor in serving our country and our community.”

    Throughout the course of the week the Marines will conduct similar events to showcase the Corps' capabilities and missions as America's expeditionary force in readiness.

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    Date Taken: 09.05.2018
    Date Posted: 09.06.2018 15:12
    Story ID: 291555
    Location: CHARLOTTE, US

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