MV-22 Quals

10/30/2011: A MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-261 (Rein), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, land on the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima Oct. 25, 2011, during the 24th MEU’s first at sea period with Amphibious Squadron 8 (PHIBRON 8). The landings are part of the qualification process for the pilots during during the PHIBRON/MEU Integration Excercise, known as PMINT.PMINT took place Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 and is focused on building the Navy-Marine Team and establishing the working relationships necessary to conduct operations from the sea.

Credit: 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:10/27/2011

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