Sep 21, 2017

Capt. Joseph Raines, a pilot training officer with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 268, nicknamed the “Red Dragons,” poses for a photo with his wife, Kelcie, after completing a trans-Pacific flight from Australia, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Sept. 19, 2017. The “Red Dragons” supported the Australian Defence Force as the aviation combat element for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D), Australia. These are the first Trans-Pacific flights the MV-22 Ospreys have conducted from Hawaii to Australia. This movement demonstrates that the unfueled range of our MV-22s combined with our refueling capabilities allow us to reach across the entire Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Marine Corps can get it's aircraft and personnel to a crisis on the other side of the world in a matter of days. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)

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