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VMM-161 Photos
130614-N-BU440-372 PACIFIC OCEAN –U.S. Marines inspect an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft after landing on the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) during amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise led by the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 1 Marine Expeditionary Force that will test participants in the planning and execution of amphibious operations through a series of live training events. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Molly A. Evans/Released)
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 lands on board the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDG 181) as part of Dawn Blitz 2013 for the first time in history off the coast of Naval Base Coronado, June 14. Exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 is a multinational amphibious exercise off the Southern California coast that refocuses Navy, Marine Corps and coalition forces in their ability to conduct complex amphibious operations essential for global crisis response across the range of military operations.
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A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits aboard the JS Shimokita after landing on it during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Dawn Blitz demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Marine Corps and Navy to rapidly respond to contingencies in coordination with our coalition partners.
A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits aboard the JS Hyuga during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Exercises like Dawn Blitz 2013 provide realistic relevant training necessary for effective global crisis response expected of the Navy and Marine Corps.
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) takes off from Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, Nov. 7, 2012. VMM-161 moved troops and cargo to and from the battle space supporting various missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles)
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 prepares to land in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9. The Osprey was picking up coalition and Afghan government officials following a visit to a remote area. The officials were checking the status of a 6th Zone Afghan Border Police clearing operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. John Jackson)
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Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), fly over the Arabian Sea Sept. 6, 2012. VMM-161 was transferring their aircraft to VMM-261, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, U.S.S. Iwo Jima. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo)
A MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 land aboard the JS Shimokita during Dawn Blitz 2013. Dawn Blitz is part of an annual training exercise that prepares Navy and Marine Corps forces to conduct amphibious operations and offload shipping.
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 sits aboard the JS Shimokita after landing on it during exercise Dawn Blitz, June 14. Dawn Blitz demonstrates the unique capabilities of the Marine Corps and Navy to rapidly respond to contingencies in coordination with our coalition partners.
Mission Statement

Provide aviation logistics support, guidance and direction to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) squadrons as well as Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) and Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS).

 

VMM-161 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Michael W. Hutchings
Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161
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Major Michael K. Propheter
Executive Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161
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Sergeant Major Oranjel A. Leavy
Sergeant Major, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161
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