Watch Marine Tiltrotor Squadron Conduct An MV-22 Osprey Tail Gun RangeMarines During Osprey Tail Gun Range
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363 (VMM-363) is a U.S. Marine Corps tiltrotor squadron consisting of MV-22B Ospreys. The squadron, known as the “Lucky Red Lions,” is based at MCAS Miramar and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s mission is to provide combat-ready expeditionary aviation forces capable of short-notice worldwide deployment to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), fleet and unified commanders, as well as to provide assault support of combat troops, supplies and equipment during amphibious operations and subsequent operations ashore.
Routinely, VMM squadrons provide the foundation for an aviation combat element (ACE) of any level Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) mission that may include conventional assault support tasks and special operations.
This video contains b-roll footage of Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 conducting an MV-22 Osprey tail gun range during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.
ITX is a combined-arms training exercise enabling Marines across 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing to operate as an aviation combat element integrated with ground and logistics combat elements as a Marine air-ground task force. More than 650 Marines and 27 aircraft with 3rd MAW are supporting ITX 3-17.