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Rappelling out of an Osprey

A U.S. Marine with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion rappels out of an MV-22 Osprey during helicopter rope suspension technique training at the parade deck on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on Aug. 14, 2019. Marines with 3rd Recon Bn. and Soldiers with 1st Special Forces Group received training from Expeditionary Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, on HRST, which is the system the Marine Corps uses to insert into an area via hovering aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)
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Ospreys over Egypt

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, fly over the Egyptian coastline during Exercise Bright Star 2009 in Egypt, Oct. 12, 2009. The multinational exercise is designed to improve readiness, interoperability, and strengthen the military and professional relationships among U.S., Egyptian and participating forces. Bright Star is conducted by U.S. Central Command and held every two years. Elements of the 22nd MEU are currently are participating in the multi-national exercise while serving as the theater reserve force for U.S. Central Command.
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Osprey’s stunning night takeoff

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 14, 2010) An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 prepares to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). Nassau is the command platform for the Nassau Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo/MC2 Coleman Thompson)
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Osprey kicks up the sand

An MV-22B Osprey kicks up sand as it lands to pick up U.S. Marines after they completed a helicopter assault training course near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Sept. 3, 2009. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore Ritchie)
An MV-22B Osprey kicks up sand as it lands to pick up U.S. Marines after they completed a helicopter assault training course near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Sept. 3, 2009. The Marines are assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Theodore Ritchie)