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US Navy hoping to buy V-22 Osprey fleet of 44

US Navy hoping to buy V-22 Osprey fleet of 44

The Navy says it plans to obtain its own fleet of 44 V-22 Ospreys, taking possession of eight a year starting in 2020. See Full Story

Source: Stars And Stripes, 25-Mar-15

Purple Foxes retire last ‘Phrog’

Purple Foxes retire last ‘Phrog’

CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364 made their final flight from Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Oct. 29. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group storage site at Davis-Monthan Field, also known as the boneyard, was established in 1946 and houses the… Read more »

Source: USMC, 10-Nov-14

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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 “Purple Foxes” held a change of command and redesignation ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 9. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. John Field, outgoing commanding officer of HMM-364, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Paul B. Kopacz, oncoming commanding officer. “It has been my esteemed honor… Read more »

Source: USMC, 13-Oct-14

HMMT-164 Knight Riders celebrate 50 years

HMMT-164 Knight Riders celebrate 50 years

Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their squadron and the Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 1, 2014. The Sea Knight was first purchased by the Marine Corps in 1964 and was… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-Jul-14

US Marines HMM-774 squadron prepares to retire CH-46E Sea Knight

US Marines HMM-774 squadron prepares to retire CH-46E Sea Knight

The Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 (HMM-774), stationed out of Norfolk, Va., is currently in the process of retiring their CH-46E Sea Knight transport helicopters, whose service spans 50 years, while transitioning to the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. “Most of the Marines in my squadron, myself included, have mixed emotions about this transition,” said Master… Read more »

Source: USMC, 10-Feb-14

Last Sea Knight mechanics graduate CNATT

Last Sea Knight mechanics graduate CNATT

With the advent of the MV-22B Osprey, the CH-46E Sea Knight is being retired from service in the Marine Corps. As the transition takes place, training for maintenance of the 49-year veteran aircraft will cease. The last two Sea Knight flight line mechanics graduated from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in a ceremony… Read more »

Source: USMC, 01-Oct-13

Last Marine CH-46E in Japan conducts final flights

Last Marine CH-46E in Japan conducts final flights

The last of the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 flew from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Kinser today to await final disposition. The aging CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters are being replaced on a one-for-one basis with the MV-22B Osprey, which can fly twice as fast, carry three times… Read more »

Source: USMC, 01-Oct-13

PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL Services Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,300,156 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E platforms. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-13

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‘Phrogs’ retire as Corps transitions to Osprey

‘Phrogs’ retire as Corps transitions to Osprey

The Marine Corps has a long and storied history with the bird they affectionately call the “Phrog.” More than four decades have passed since the CH-46A Sea Knight entered the Corps’ arsenal, and now, 49 years later, the birds will be resting their wings as their last flights come to an end as the Corps… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 07-May-13

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HST trains aboard USS Rushmore

HST trains aboard USS Rushmore

When Marines need essential gear, vehicles or equipment in the field, they need it quickly. The helicopter support team, a group of landing support specialists, is called to support this vital mission. During the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s deployment, Marines assigned to Transportation Support Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th MEU, practiced the planning and… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 02-May-13

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The last eight crew chiefs graduate on CH-46 Sea Knight

The last eight crew chiefs graduate on CH-46 Sea Knight

The last eight crew chiefs to earn their flight designations in the CH-46 Sea Knight graduated aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 20. Marines and families watched as four Sea Knights carrying these historical flight aids landed on the flight line and exited the aircraft to graduate and earn their wings. “We… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 26-Feb-13

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PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services Inc.,* Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,321,932 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E aircraft platforms.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-13

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PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12

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PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,186,509 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-12

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PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,876,931 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corp aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-11

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Reconnaissance Marines join air wing to perform fast-roping manoeuvre

Reconnaissance Marines join air wing to perform fast-roping manoeuvre

Marines with Medium Helicopter Squadron-764 joined forces with 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company Marines in a tactical insertion exercise as part of Operation Javelin Thrust 2011, a reserve training exercise. HMM-764 Marines geared up the two CH-46E Sea Knights for the operation. The mission involved a tactical insertion maneuver, which enables troops to be dropped in… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 24-Jul-11

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PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,918,581 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); New River, N.C. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-11

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