Jan 23, 2019

Sergeant Major Clement C. Pearson of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), welcomes members of the squadron aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) at sea, Jan. 18, 2019. VMM-262 (Rein.) is the Aviation Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Its naval aviators fly the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, as well as a variety of other rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle P. Bunyi/ Released)

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