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Bell-Boeing awarded $10M to upgrade 13 MV-22 training devices

Bell-Boeing awarded $10M to upgrade 13 MV-22 training devices

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,983,922 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0026 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for upgrades to 13 Marine Corps MV-22 training devices to the MV-22 Block C-2.01 configuration. Work will be performed in New River, North Carolina (86 percent), and Miramar, California (14 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-14

VMX-22 receives new commanding officer

VMX-22 receives new commanding officer

Col. Michael R. Orr relinquished command of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 to Col. Robert L. Rauenhorst in a change of command ceremony held at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, June 27. Orr, who led the “Argonauts” from July 2012 to June 2014,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-Jul-14

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Walbridge Aldinger awarded $21M order under CH-53K facility contract

Walbridge Aldinger awarded $21M order under CH-53K facility contract

Walbridge Aldinger Co., Detroit, Michigan, is being awarded $21,550,080 for firm-fixed-price task order 0005 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40085-10-D-5331) for construction of a CH-53K helicopter maintenance training facility and Regional Communication Station (RCS) at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina. The CH-53K facility will provide a training space to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jun-14

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie to supply projection systems for USMC AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer

Christie® today announced that Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) awarded Christie the contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with projection systems consisting of 12 Christie Matrix StIM™ WQ 1-chip DLP® solid state LED projectors for AH-1W Weapons Systems Trainer (WST) Device 2F136A upgrades. Six display system projectors will be installed at Marine Corps Base Camp… Read more »

Source: Christie, 04-Dec-13

HMH-461 welcomes new commanding officer

HMH-461 welcomes new commanding officer

Lt. Col. Nicholas A. Morris relinquished command of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 to Lt. Col. Wade J. Dunford during a change of command ceremony at the HMH-461 flight line, Oct. 18. Morris’ first duty station was Marine Corps Air Station New River in 1997, where he served as a pilot for Marine Heavy… Read more »

Source: USMC, 29-Oct-13

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

VMM-365 welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

VMM-365 welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

Sgt. Maj. Bradley W. Baiotto stepped on deck as the sergeant major of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (VMM), Sept. 13, during a relief and appointment ceremony in the VMM-365 hangar. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Jeffery M. Cullen stepped down as senior enlisted advisor for the squadron and retired. Baiotto just returned from a… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 27-Sep-13

New Commanding Officer at VMM-261

New Commanding Officer at VMM-261

Lt. Col. Brian C. Smith relinquished command of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 to Lt. Col. Kelvin W. Gallman during a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, June 7.  see full story There is an official profile of Lieutenant Colonel Kelvin W. Gallman on the USMC website… Read more »

Source: Rotovue, 21-Jun-13

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VMM-365 flies the barn – all ten V-22s fly together

VMM-365 flies the barn – all ten V-22s fly together

Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 conducted the largest Osprey flight in the squadron’s history, Feb. 20. The squadron flew all 10 of its operational MV-22B Ospreys at the same time in what is referred to as “flying the barn.” “It’s slang to call an aircraft hangar a barn,” said VMM-365 Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Christian… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 28-Feb-13

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New rotary wing hangar at MCAS New River breaks ground

New rotary wing hangar at MCAS New River breaks ground

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 are scheduled to return to Marine Corps Air Station New River in 2014, pending the completion of a new hangar complex that recently broke ground. When Osprey squadrons with Marine Aircraft Group 26 move into the new hangars, HMH-366 and HMLA-467 will take… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 04-Jan-13

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HMLA-269 transitions to UH-1Y

HMLA-269 transitions to UH-1Y

Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 gained proficiency in the new UH-1Y “Venom” Hueys by practicing flying and landing in confined areas aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Aug. 9. The UH-1Y is the newest model of the Huey, and is commonly referred to as the ‘Yankee’ for the letter ‘Y’ in its… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 28-Aug-12

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UH-1Y flight training device relocated to MCAS New River

UH-1Y flight training device relocated to MCAS New River

The Navy relocated a UH-1 Yankee helicopter flight training device (FTD) to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, N.C. this winter. The trainer, a full-size replica of the UH-1 Yankee cockpit, was originally located at MCAS Camp Pendleton, Calif. It was moved to provide simulation training capability to East Coast UH-1 Yankee squadrons. It… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 05-Apr-11

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