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The first Squadron of MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotors towards Iraq
Raleigh , USA - Transported on board "USS Wasp"
The US Marine Corps has deployed to Iraq the first combat squadron of Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotors, belonging to New River-based VMM-263 Squadron. Coming from the Norfolk naval base, the ten tilt-rotors have been transferred to Iraq on board "USS Wasp" amphibious assault ship.
Once in the operations theater, MV-22 Ospreys will be based at Al Asad Air Base, in al-Anbar province.
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