03/09/11 01:39PM | Category: Military Support Division
REGAL would like to congratulate the MV-22 Osprey community on achieving 100,000 total flight hours. The MV-22 Osprey Military Aircraft crossed this significant aviation threshold on February 10, 2011, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. As quoted from James F. Amos, General, U.S. MARINE CORPS, Commandant of the Marine Corps: "it is fitting that this milestone was achieved during combat operations in Afghanistan, given the constant operational tempo the Osprey community has maintained since its inception."
The General also stated that the Osprey community has proven its mettle during combat and in extreme environmental conditions during the nine deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and aboard amphibious ships at sea. The unprecedented agility and operational reach the Osprey provides to our Combatant Commanders and Marines throughout the operating forces, continues to demonstrate one of the many capabilities we possess as America's Expeditionary Force in readiness. However, it is not the airframe, but the people who maintain and operate the MV-22 that have achieved this milestone. The unparalleled success of the MV-22 is a direct result of the hard work and professionalism of the Marines, Sailors, and civilians who fly, fix, and support this Aircraft.
The REGAL Team is proud to provide the MV-22 Osprey Program Office (PMA-275) with life cycle logistics management support in the specialized areas of Configuration Management (CM), Obsolescence Management (OM) and Performance-based Logistics (PBL) at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD. Once again, congratulations to the MV-22 community on reaching this milestone and achieving 100,000 total flight hours.