Osprey's fire for readiness, soar above Emerald Coast

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  • By Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick and Staff Sgt. Rachel Williams
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

Aircrew members with the 8th Special Operations Squadron conducted approach and landing training, and fired approximately 600 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition, ensuring Air Force Special Operation Command’s tip of the spear capability and presence. The CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft combines the vertical takeoff, landing and hover capabilities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficient and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft.