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Marine Corps to base MV-22 Osprey at Kaneohe Bay

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 12:38 p.m. HST, Aug 15, 2012


The Marine Corps will bring two squadrons of its latest transport aircraft, the Osprey, and one light attack helicopter squadron to Kaneohe Bay.

The Department of the Navy on Wednesday said it made the decision after conducting an environmental impact statement. 

The MV-22 Osprey can fly like an airplane and has tilting rotors that allow it to take off and land like a helicopter. The Marine base will have 24 Osprey aircraft in total.

The light attack helicopter squadron will have 15 AH-1 Cobra attack and 12 UH-1 Huey utility helicopters. 

Marines won’t use Ospreys to train at Kalaupapa as earlier proposed because of concern the aircraft could affect archaeological resources next to the airport.

H-1 helicopter training will be limited so activity at Kalaupapa doesn’t increase from current levels. 







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solobiker1 wrote:
God Bless are MARINES To all of you who will surly have something negative to say.( the newbies ) Sorry we can’t hear you over the wonderful sound of the MV-22 Osprey. We can hope for some more jet also and bring the sound we grew up with back to us.
on August 15,2012 | 02:08PM
solobiker1 wrote:
OUR
on August 15,2012 | 02:09PM
niimi wrote:
The Osprey to me looks like a really vulnerable aircraft. I hear of so many accidents with this aircraft.
on August 15,2012 | 04:24PM
lee1957 wrote:
You should do some research.
on August 15,2012 | 05:13PM
localguy wrote:
Accidents are common when you introduce a new type of aircraft into the military, takes time to build the learning curve and fix growing pains. Osprey has dual engines, one can fly the aircraft if needed. Far faster than any helicopter with the best of a helicopters' features. The Marines will do what hey always do, "Make it happen."
on August 15,2012 | 05:40PM
LMO wrote:
So where will they train?
on August 16,2012 | 01:58AM
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