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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - The Marine Corps' first operational Osprey squadron is scheduled to wrap up weeks of integration training Thursday as it participates in seizing an airfield near the North Carolina coast, officials said.
Six MV-22s with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 , based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., will zip leathernecks from Camp Lejeune's 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, to Outlying Landing Field Atlantic near Beaufort.
VMM-263 has participated in Marine Air Ground Task Force integration training with various units over the past several weeks, according to officials with Marine Aircraft Group 26 at New River. Last week, Osprey pilots flew 2nd Reconnaissance Marines to Fort Stewart, Ga., an Army base more than 300 miles from Camp Lejeune, for long-range training.