October 12 2009
A Marine MV-22 Osprey squadron will deploy to Afghanistan for the first time next month, the Marine Corps Times reports.
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., is next in line to deploy and is expected to be selected for the deployment, said Marine officials. However, no orders have yet been issued.
A recent GAO report concluded that Ospreys might not be suited for Afghanistan's mountainous terrain, but Marine officials...
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