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Release No: 049-08
May 01, 2008

First Marine V-22 Osprey Deployment Returns

The Deputy Commandant for Marine Corps Aviation, Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman III, and four members of the Marine Corps’ first operational Osprey squadron will discuss the initial combat deployment of the MV-22 Osprey on Friday at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon briefing studio, Pentagon 2E579.


Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263) deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in September 2007 and returned last week.  They will discuss their experiences as the first unit to take the MV-22 Osprey into combat.


For more information in regard to this release the media can contact Maj. Eric Dent at Marine Corps Division of Public Affairs at (703) 614-8029.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.   Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.   Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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