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A gaggle? No, a flock of Osprey? In any case, here’s 5 MV-22s in a pretty epic shot taken near Mt. Fuji.

CAMP FUJI, Japan (Nov. 4, 2016) MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft return after a long-range raid from Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa as part of Blue Chromite 2017, Nov. 4, 2016. The Marines honed their ability to project forces from afar by executing a long-range raid over 1,000 miles via MV-22B Osprey to include an aerial refueling by KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Major Michael Cato/released)

GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 12, 2017 Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Jalisa Hill signals an MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), to take off from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The ship is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin M. Langer/Released) 170212-N-LI768-059

MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft return after a long-range raid from Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa as part of Blue Chromite 2017, Nov. 4, 2016. The Marines honed their ability to project forces from afar by executing a long-range raid over 1,000 miles via MV-22B Osprey to include an aerial refueling by KC-130J Super Hercules. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Ospreys are part of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Major Michael Cato)

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This MV-22B Osprey flight crew delivers motivation at up to 3,000 rounds per minute.

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 24, 2017) An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), flies above Wake Island. Makin Island, the flagship for the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Pacific Ocean to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mathew Diendorf)

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K-9

A U.S. Marine Corps canine with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) awaits instruction from its handler during a MV-22B Osprey exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016. MARSOC specializes in direct action, special reconnaissance and foreign internal defense and has also been directed to conduct counter-terrorism, and information operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler S. Dietrich, MCIWEST-MCB CamPen Combat Camera/Released)

Brown-out incoming.

U.S. Marines assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security as a Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to land during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training exercise at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The expeditionary unit was deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group.

(DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Lonzo-Grei D. Thornton, U.S. Marine Corps, 6 JAN 2014.)

MEU Monday

U.S. Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a static-line jump from an MV-22B Osprey during Realistic Urban Training aboard Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014. These Marines make up the 15th MEUâs Maritime Raid Force. The purpose of RUT is to provide the MEU the opportunity to conduct training in unfamiliar environments in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht/Released)