Sep 12, 2013

Brig. Gen. Steven R. Rudder addresses the crowd Aug. 30 during the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 redesignation ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The redesignation symbolizes the completion of the squadron's transition from CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters to MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and the improvement of III Marine Expeditionary Force operational agility. The Osprey provides increased operational range and load-carrying capabilities, providing improved rapid-response ability to contingencies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. VMM-262 is a part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF. Rudder is the commanding general of 1st MAW.

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