Mar 17, 2016

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members prepare for a flight on an MV-22B Osprey by putting on cranials to protect their head and ears, as well as an inflatable vest in case of emergency over a body of water, during their visit to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, March 8, 2016. U.S. Marine crew chiefs give safety briefs to their passengers before each flight, explaining emergency exits, evacuation steps. The Japanese service members visited MCAS Futenma to strengthen relations in the Asia-Pacific and to view the capabilities of the Osprey firsthand. The Osprey is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

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