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1st MAW Marines conduct hot pit refuelings at Misawa Air Base

An Airman stands with cables in his hand looking at a tiltrotor aircraft.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey Armstrong, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Distribution non-commissioned officer in charge, stands ready to assist U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 to perform a hot pit refueling of an MV-22 Osprey at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

Two Airmen remove the coupling on a fuel hose.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Lu, front, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron preventative maintenance technician, and Tech Sgt. Corey Armstrong, 35th LRS Fuels Distribution non-commissioned officer in charge, disassemble a fuel hose after assisting U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 conduct hot pit refueling of an MV-22 Osprey at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

Two Airmen wait next to a truck while a tiltrotor aircraft is parked in the background.

U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Corey Armstrong, front, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Distribution non-commissioned officer in charge, and Senior Airman Andrew Lu, 35th LRS preventative maintenance technician, watch as U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 conduct hot pit refueling of a MV-22 Osprey at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

An Airman raises his arm above his head as he gives a thumbs up.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey Armstrong, 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Distribution non-commissioned officer in charge, gives a thumbs up to U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 to signal they are okay to begin hot pit refueling of an MV-22 Osprey at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

A tiltrotor aircraft and a fuel truck are parked on a flight line.

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 taxis on the flight line at Misawa Air Base, Japan, after hot pit refueling July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

Service members stand next to a fuel truck separated from two tiltrotor aircraft.

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 and U.S. Airmen with the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct hot pit refueling on MV-22 Ospreys at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

A tiltrotor aircraft with its engines running is parked on a flight line.

U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 and U.S. Airmen with the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct a hot pit refueling at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2021. Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --

Marine Aircraft Group 36 Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training was conducted on mainland Japan to exercise the Tilt Rotor/Rotary Wing (TR/RW) program which promotes bilateral and unilateral off-island training opportunities and reduces the training activity impact on Okinawa. TR/RW training is essential to supporting the defense of Japan under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.