USMC Commandant to Announce MV-22 Osprey Deployment
This is a email from the DOD I received yesterday. This aircraft has a history of mechanical failures. I hope the USMC isn't rushing this into service. Check out the sources and resources section about the MV-22 Osprey. It's suppose to replace the CH46 and CH53 helicopters. God help those who fly in this plane during combat operations.
PRESS ADVISORIES from the United States Department of Defense
April 11, 2007
Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, will announce the deployment of the first operational MV-22 Osprey squadron in a press briefing on Friday at 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon briefing studio, Pentagon 2E579. Lt. Gen. John G. Castellaw, deputy commandant for aviation, will also speak.
Immediately following the briefing there will be an orientation flight in an MV-22 Osprey for a limited number (20) of media representatives.Seats will be provided on a first come, first served basis, one per media organization.
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