Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ospreys Migrate To Iraq

Ten new MV-22 "Osprey" tilt-rotors quietly departed the Marine Air Station at New River, North Carolina last week for the amphibious assault ship U.S.S. Wasp, a small aircraft carrier. There they joined the rest of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, "The Thunder Chickens," enroute to Al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq for seven months of combat operations in the Anbar province. The squadron is deploying not quite one hundred members, of whom twenty-eight are pilots, including two women. They've been training for a year to go.

My guess is that by the end of the year, some insurgents are going to have some surprise visitors drop in on them unexpectedly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thunder Chickens are Go!


Wed Sep 26, 04:51:00 PM 2007  

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