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Source: Navy Times
In the summer of 2013, the MV-22 Osprey will return to HMX-1. Although never assigned to the unit as a standard aircraft, the aircraft was tested at HMX-1 more than a decade ago. Now the unit is slated to receive about 14 in a one-for-one swap that will replace the unit's CH-46Es, said Maj. Mike Lindblom, an HMX-1 pilot.
The tilt-rotor aircraft will get glossy green paint jobs as they are readied to support presidential travel. By 2014, the transition will be complete. While the president won't fly in the craft, White House staff, Secret Service, the press corps and equipment will. The Osprey will also be used to support Marines in the mid-Atlantic region.