Osprey Delivery

By Lee Hudson / May 2, 2013 at 3:44 PM

The Marine Corps helicopter squadron responsible for carrying the president has received its first MV-22 Osprey at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, according to a service statement.

Marine Helicopter Squadron One will be assigned a total of 12 Ospreys at Quantico. The MV-22s will conduct presidential support missions, carrying presidential support staff and news media representatives traveling with the president. However, Ospreys are not slated to carry the president.

V-22 fight operations at HMX-1 began on April 26, but flights carrying presidential support staff and media representatives will not begin until later this year.