Integrating the Seabase Into Operation Damayan: The Osprey and the SDF

11/29/2013: During Operation Damayan, JTF-505 demonstrated the successful cooperation between partners in the Asia-Pacific, enabled by the forward presence of U.S. military assets.

The versatility of the Osprey makes it ideal for operating across international platforms during crises and contingencies and integrating the seabase into overall operatons.

Credit: III MEF:11/27/13

  • In the first photo, a Japanese Sailor assigned to Japanese Joint Task Force prepares to lead passengers to an awaiting MV-22 Osprey aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer, JDS Ise (DDH-182), off the coast of the Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013, during Operation Damayan.
  • In the second photo, Japanese Sailors assigned to Japanese Joint Task Force await the departure of an MV-22 Osprey from the deck of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer, JDS Ise (DDH-182), off the coast of the Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013, during Operation Damayan
  • In the third photo, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, commander of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet and U.S. Army Brig Gen. Kurt Ryan, commander of the 593rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), receive a brief from Rear Adm. Hisanori Sato, commander of the Japanese Joint Task Force, aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer, JDS Ise (DDH-182), off the coast of the Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013, during Operation Damayan.
  • In the fourth photo, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, commander of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet shakes hands with Japan Maritime Defense Force Rear Adm. Hisanori Sato, commander of the Japanese Joint Task Force aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer, JDS Ise (DDH-182), off the coast of the Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013, during Operation Damayan.
  • In the fifth photo, a Japanese Sailor assigned to Japanese Joint Task Force leads the way to the welcoming party aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer, JDS Ise (DDH-182), off the coast of the Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013, during Operation Damayan. In the 6th through 8th, an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, in support of Joint Task Force 505 (JTF-505), lands on the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, helicopter destroyer, JDS Ise (DDH-182), off the coast of the Philippines, Nov. 27, 2013, during Operation Damayan.
  • In the final photo, an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Aboard the Osprey was the U.S. ambassador to The Republic of the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg. The Germantown and USS Ashland (LSD 48) along with embarked Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 and elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are in the Leyte Gulf in the Republic of the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan.
     

 

 

 

 

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