CV-22 Osprey Squadron headed for Japan
By DoD News, Defense Media ActivityMay 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, (USASOC News Service, May 12, 2015) -- The Department of Defense announced plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan, according to a DoD news release issued May 11.
The first three aircraft will arrive in the second half of 2017 with an additional seven aircraft scheduled to arrive by 2021, the release said.
The deployment of tilt-rotor aircraft will provide increased capability for U.S. Special Operations forces to respond quickly to crises and contingencies in Japan and across the Asia-Pacific region, including humanitarian crises and natural disasters, according to the release.
The deployment will also increase interoperability, enhance operational cooperation, and promote stronger defense relations with the Japan Self-Defense Forces, according to the release.
The CV-22 Osprey is a highly advanced aircraft with unique capabilities and an excellent operational safety record, the release said.
The deployment reflects the United States' steadfast commitment to defend Japan and to station its most advanced capabilities forward as part of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance, according to the release.
- May 22, 2019Fort Knox CYS Sports roundup for May 22
- May 22, 2019Families in Japan 'pay it forward' with input to improve Army housing for future residents
- May 20, 2019Final salute -- community says goodbye to servant-Soldier
- May 16, 2019Fort Knox High will host district fast pitch tournament May 20-22
- May 15, 2019Space and Missile Defense School runs pilot Ground-based Midcourse Defense Master Gunner Course
- May 13, 2019Camp Zama's summer hire program offers work experience, paycheck for motivated teens
- May 8, 2019Oklahoma Guardsmen take flight in aircraft recovery training
- May 8, 2019Emmy, Peabody award-winning journalist Jack Ford coming to Barr May 22 for book signing
- May 1, 2019Army pushes for higher speeds in future tiltrotor aircraft
- May 1, 2019U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys celebrates Administrative Professionals Week
- April 29, 2019Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype program progresses ahead of schedule
- April 26, 2019Fort Bliss BDC recognizes top donors
- April 26, 2019RIA Self-Guided Tour: M1 40 MM Anti-Aircraft Gun (Bofors)
- April 23, 2019Future Vertical Lift: Army Announces Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Prototype Award
- April 18, 2019Robot swarms, new aircraft fleets to transform Army aviation