Skip to comments.Marine Corps to base 2 MV-22 squadrons at Kaneohe Bay
Posted on 08/15/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by moonshot925
HONOLULU The Marine Corps will base two squadrons of its latest transport aircraft, the Osprey, and one light attack helicopter squadron at Kaneohe Bay, the Department of the Navy said Wednesday.
The MV-22 Osprey takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. The Marine base will have 24 Osprey aircraft in total.
The Marines won't use Ospreys to train at Kalaupapa on Molokai as earlier proposed, out of concern the aircraft could affect archaeological resources next to the airport, the Navy said in the document announcing the decision.
The Navy made the decision after issuing an environmental impact statement.
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This is one awesome aircraft. Of course I’m just a little biased since my son flies these for the USMC.
Next time you are in that area, let me know. I work at New River. I’d love to meet a fellow FReeper.
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