Tag Archives: C-2A Greyhound

All-Navy Crew Flies MV-22 Osprey for the First Time

All-Navy Crew Flies MV-22 Osprey for the First Time

Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, shakes hands with Naval Aircrewman (Mechanical) 1st Class Timothy Saye, an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft crew chief assigned to Airborne Command and Control and Logistics Wing (ACCLOGWING) Medium Tilt Rotor Training Squadron Detachment (VMTT Det.) 204, as he departs the first all-Navy Osprey flight from Naval Station Norfolk to Marine Corps Air Station New River. Navy Photo

For the first time ever, an all-Navy crew flew a MV-22B Osprey on Thursday, traveling from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C.

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Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing

Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing

Artist’s concept of CVM-22s in flight. Bell-Boeing Image

Due to incorrect information in a press release, this post has been updated to reflect the correct number of Marine Corps V-22B Osprey aircraft that was awarded in a June 29 contract modification to Bell-Boeing. The Marine Corps will be getting 14 MV-22B aircraft instead of 34 and a total of 58 Ospreys are included in the contract modification. 

The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard delivery aircraft as part of a $4.2 billion contract modification announced by the Pentagon last week.

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Navy Locates Wreckage of Crashed C-2A Near Okinawa; Set to Map Debris, Attempt to Recover Plane

Navy Locates Wreckage of Crashed C-2A Near Okinawa; Set to Map Debris, Attempt to Recover Plane

Sailors gather for a memorial service in honor of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri, Lt. Steven Combs and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso in the hangar bay of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Chialastri, Combs, and Grosso were aboard a C-2A Greyhound from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 when it crashed Nov. 22 during a routine transport flight carrying passengers and cargo from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to USS Ronald Reagan. US Navy Photo

The Navy located the wreckage of the C-2A Greyhound that crashed in the Philippine Sea on Nov. 22, 2017, and hopes to map the debris field and eventually recover the airplane. Read More

Navy Transition from C-2A to CMV-22B Will Span 2020 to 2026; Location of Training Squadron Undecided

Navy Transition from C-2A to CMV-22B Will Span 2020 to 2026; Location of Training Squadron Undecided

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on Jan. 31, 2016. US Navy photo.

The Navy will begin taking steps to replace 27 C-2A Greyhound aircraft with 38 CMV-22B Osprey aircraft this year and is considering whether to locate the Fleet Replacement Squadron that will train all Navy Osprey pilots in Virginia or California, according to a draft environmental assessment released by the Navy on Wednesday. Read More

Top Stories 2017: Navy Operations

Top Stories 2017: Navy Operations

USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.

The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy AcquisitionInternational AcquisitionMarine Corps OperationsMarine Corps and Coast Guard AcquisitionInternational Operations and New Administration

In 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps were active in nearly every corner of the globe. Some forces conducted land-attack and air warfare not seen by U.S. forces in years, while others provided desperately needed humanitarian aid.

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Navy to Deploy Salvage Team to Search For Crashed C-2A Greyhound

Navy to Deploy Salvage Team to Search For Crashed C-2A Greyhound

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 15, 2017. US Navy Photo

The Navy is set to deploy a salvage team in an attempt to recover missing sailors lost in the C-2A Greyhound cargo plane that crashed last month in the Philippine Sea killing three sailors, the service announced on Friday. Read More

Search Ends for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash

Search Ends for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 on Aug. 18, 2017. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy and Japanese forces have ended the search for three sailors missing after the Wednesday crash of a C-2A Greyhound cargo aircraft in the Philippine Sea, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Friday. The three missing sailors are now presumed dead. Read More

Search for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash in Philippine Sea Expands

Search for 3 Sailors Missing After C-2A Crash in Philippine Sea Expands

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 15, 2017. US Navy Photo

The search and rescue effort for three sailors missing after a Wednesday C-2A Greyhound crash has expanded in the Philippine Sea, according to U.S. 7th Fleet. Read More

UPDATED: 3 Sailors Missing, 8 Rescued Following C-2A Crash Near Okinawa

UPDATED: 3 Sailors Missing, 8 Rescued Following C-2A Crash Near Okinawa

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

Three sailors are missing after a Navy C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft crashed off of Okinawa in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement. Read More