U.S. Marines and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force watch as the MV-22 Osprey takes off Aug. 18, 2017, in Hokudaien, Japan, marking the first time the Osprey landed in northern Japan.

U.S. Marine Corps Col. James Harp, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force commander of Northern Viper 17, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Iwana, deputy commander of Northern Army 11th Brigade participated in a joint interview to discuss the Osprey’s capabilities.

This aircraft allows Marines to have the ability to rapidly respond to any contingency worldwide. – United States Marine Corps

Ospreys land in northern Japan for first time

Featured image by United States Marine Corps. Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer

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