MCAS Futenma

Marine Corps firefighting equipment showcases advanced capabilities

Marine Corps firefighting equipment showcases advanced capabilities

25-Jun-2014Source: US Marine Corps

Senior fire officers with the U.S. Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Army and Department of Defense Master Labor Contractors attended a Bambi Bucket firefighting water delivery system and MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft display June 10 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. The displays are... Read more

Japan Air Self-Defense Force receive USMC V-22 briefing

Japan Air Self-Defense Force receive USMC V-22 briefing

16-Jun-2014Source: USMC

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and civilian business leaders attended a U.S. Marine Corps briefing June 5 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. The briefing was part of ongoing efforts between the Japan and U.S. governments to strengthen their relationship and promote a mutual understanding of... Read more

Last Marine CH-46E in Japan conducts final flights

Last Marine CH-46E in Japan conducts final flights

1-Oct-2013Source: USMC

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

HMM-262 redesignated as VMM-262

HMM-262 redesignated as VMM-262

1-Sep-2013Source: US Marine Corps

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262) was redesignated as Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (VMM-262) during a ceremony today at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. HMM-262, which is assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force was originally activated Sept. 1, 1951 as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 262 (HMR-262)... Read more

MV-22B Ospreys arrive at MCAS Futenma

MV-22B Ospreys arrive at MCAS Futenma

3-Oct-2012Source: US Marine Corps

Six MV-22B Osprey aircraft flew from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and arrived at MCAS Futenma. Squadron aircraft will continue arriving to MCAS Futenma over the next few weeks. Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) is part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The MV-22 aircraft, are based at,... Read more

HMM-262 receives new Venoms

HMM-262 receives new Venoms

1-Jun-2012Source: US Marine Corps

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced) received three UH-1Y Venom helicopters at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma May 21 and 25. The squadron, a part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, received the new helicopters as part of a Corpswide transition of the UH-1N to the UH-1Y helicopter,... Read more

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