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It marked the first time an operational MV-22 squadron conducted an integrated training exercise with all four elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force. Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron 263, or VMM-263, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing of New River Air Station had a chance to join forces with infantry from 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, and other aircraft and troops with MAG-26.Ospreys, which can fly and take off like an airplane and a helicopter, landed at Carteret County's Outlying Landing Field in Atlantic. The Osprey crews continued training in the air, but only after dropping off troops in a simulated hostile airfield seizure with Marines from MAG-26 playing the enemy. The Marines of 1/8 had to secure the airfield and capture the enemy, while also simulating response to finding a bomb. Meanwhile, Ospreys circled the area and refueled before coming back to pick up the troops.