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Camp Pendleton Last AH-1W Super Cobra, 26-Jul-18 : #aircraft Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Site Camp Pendleton inducted the last Bell AH-1W Super Cobra to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) to keep it mission-ready but in storage

V-22 Osprey Commemorated Historic Year, 25-Jul-18 : #milestone The Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey celebrates production stability beyond 2024

Fuel Additive Experiment During RIMPAC 2018, 18-Jul-18 : #fuel Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability (EMFAC) used by US Marines UH-1Y and AH-1Z during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise

Osprey in Iraq and Syria with the CTJF-OIR, 17-Jul-18 : #deployment The Marine Expeditionary Unit 26th MEU deployed to Iraq with MV-22B Ospreys in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CTJF-OIR) conducting maintenance in theatre

First Flight for All US Navy Crew in Osprey, 16-Jul-18 : #milestone Historic flight for the US Navy. For the first time an Osprey tilt-rotor has been flown by an all-Navy crew

AACUS Training with US Marines, 17-May-18 : Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully delivered cargo to US Marines during an Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, California

First CH-53K Delivered to US Marine Corps, 16-May-18 : Sikorsky delivered the first of an expected 200 CH-53K today to MCAS New River. The King Stallion can carry 27,000 lbs externally over 110 nautical miles, more than triple capacity of the CH-53E

CH-53K Passed Demo Test, 21-Mar-18 : Marines Combat Logistics Battalion CLB-25 and squadron HX-21 tested the heavy lift capacity of the new CH-53K King Stallion at NAS Patuxent River

US Marines in Thailand for Cobra Gold 2018, 13-Feb-18 : US Marines Venom and Viper from HMLA-369 along CH-53E from HMH-466 joined 6 partners nations for the 37th edition of the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand. CG18 runs February 13-23

CH-53K Lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), 06-Feb-18 : A CH-53K lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Using the single point hook, hovered up to 100 feet/31 meters for 10 minutes while carrying the 18,870 pound/8,500 kilograms vehicle

HMLAT-303 Says Farewell to Their Last AH-1W, 06-Feb-18 : USMC training squadron HMLAT-303 transitioned from the AH-1W to the AH-1Z Viper and flew their last Super Cobra to the boneyard in Arizona

USMC MV-22 Ospreys CC-RAM Program, 31-Jan-18 : Bell/Boeing awarded contract to upgrade USMC’ existing Osprey tilt-rotors Block B to Block C in support of the V-22 Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) Program

31st MEU Completes Deployment, Returns to Okinawa, 19-Sep-17 : USMC 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group completed the 17.2 deployment of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and returned to home base Okinawa

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