MV-22 squadron arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific
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Date: 07.29.2013
Posted: 07.29.2013 22:49
News ID: 111020

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP S.D. BUTLER, Japan - Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 off-loaded 12 MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at the port facility at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, July 30. <br /> <br /> The aircraft arrived by commercial cargo ship before being flown to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, as part of HMM-262. The 12 aircraft will be inspected, and prepared for flight operations to Okinawa at the beginning of August completing the one-to-one CH-46E replacement on Okinawa. <br /> <br /> The MV-22 is a highly-capable aircraft with an excellent operational safety record. The aircraft combines the vertical capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft that can fly twice as fast, carry three times as much, and fly four times the distance of the older CH-46E. Its capabilities will significantly benefit the U.S.-Japan alliance, and strengthen our ability to provide for the defense of Japan and to perform humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.<br /> <br /> For photos from today’s event please visit the links below:<br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3mefpao/sets/72157634849297355/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/3mefpao/sets/72157634849297355/</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.dvidshub.net/image/983876/mv-22-ospreys-arrive-mcas-iwakuni">http://www.dvidshub.net/image/983876/mv-22-ospreys-arrive-mcas-iwakuni</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.okinawa.usmc.mil/">http://www.okinawa.usmc.mil/</a> <br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/mcipacpao">https://twitter.com/mcipacpao</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/在日米海兵隊/242873972408856">http://www.facebook.com/pages/在日米海兵隊/242873972408856</a>