Wednesday, March 19, 2008

First Sighting of an Osprey

An MV-22 Osprey dropped off some Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 27th Iraqi Infantry Brigade, to go on a patrol yesterday, in the Hawron Wadi, east of Baghdadi, Iraq. The Osprey is the first I've seen hauling troops into patrols. I was starting to get the impression they were mostly being used as semi trucks hauling cargo. The IA 's are in training with Marines and Navy SEALS to conduct helo-borne operations such as patrols and cache sweeps. Photo by Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jason Bortz.