14 Apr '17, 10am

A #JGSDF NCO has become the first Japanese soldier to qualify as Crew Chief for @USMC MV-22 #Osprey tiltrotors.

A #JGSDF NCO has become the first Japanese soldier to qualify as Crew Chief for @USMC MV-22 #Osprey tiltrotors.

Cherry Point N.C. -- History is in the making at Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 204 as Sgt. 1st Class Midsru Miyazaki is slated to be Japan’s first soldier to earn the title of crew chief aboard an MV-22 Osprey at Marine Corps Air Station New River, April 7, 2017. Miyazaki is currently training with VMMT-204 where he works closely with Marines in order to learn the skills necessary to become a crew chief. “It feels great to be out here on his first flight, it’s a momentous occasion,” said Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Davison, a crew chief assigned to VMMT-204. “I’ve heard great things about what Miyazaki [has] done during the classroom portion. I think he is going to have a lot to offer the MV-22 community.” According to Miyazaki, he joined the military in 2002 to serve his country. “I’m so excited; I’m very honored to be here in the flight as the first Japanese crew chief,”...

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