Older picture from 2000 but a good one!

U.S. Marine Corps parachutists free fall from an MV-22 Osprey at 10,000 feet above the drop zone at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

The Marines from the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., became the first to deploy from the Osprey. Twenty-four successful jumps were recorded under the supervision of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command to qualify the V-22 for parachute service.

Featured image by DoD photo by Vernon Pugh, U.S. Navy. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Marine Corps Parachutists Free Fall from MV-22 Osprey at 10,000 feet

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