VMM 266 The Official Page for Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (VMM-266) out of MCAS New River, NC.

Operating as usual

Getting in the holiday spirit!
12/19/2020

Getting in the holiday spirit!

Views of Mt Etna
12/07/2020

Views of Mt Etna

Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday, the return of softball and Thanksgiving
12/02/2020

Celebrating the Marine Corps Birthday, the return of softball and Thanksgiving

Early morning start
09/28/2020

Early morning start

Taking a well deserved break for a game of softball.
09/20/2020

Taking a well deserved break for a game of softball.

Photos from VMM 266's post
09/14/2020

Photos from VMM 266's post

VMM-266 putting in work on the DFT.
06/24/2020

VMM-266 putting in work on the DFT.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
06/24/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marines with VMM 266 participate in the squadron’s deployment for training at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Michigan. The exercise increases the squadron’s proficiency and readiness when operating in unique and diverse environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Elias E. Pimentel III)

Photos from VMM 266's post
06/24/2020

Photos from VMM 266's post

SLTE 1-20 complete. On to the next adventure for the Fighting Griffins.
11/12/2019

SLTE 1-20 complete. On to the next adventure for the Fighting Griffins.

Fighting Griffins launching from NAS North Island.
11/07/2019

Fighting Griffins launching from NAS North Island.

Fighting Griffins putting up a four-ship division in the desert.
11/01/2019

Fighting Griffins putting up a four-ship division in the desert.

Our Marines continue to work through maintenance challenges to provide aircraft for the mission.
10/29/2019

Our Marines continue to work through maintenance challenges to provide aircraft for the mission.

Aviation Delivered Ground Refueling
10/21/2019

Aviation Delivered Ground Refueling

10/14/2019
10/13/2019

Why land for fuel when you can do it in the air?

Some great photography courtesy of our own SSgt Wesley.
10/11/2019

Some great photography courtesy of our own SSgt Wesley.

Promoted some great Marines this month.
10/04/2019

Promoted some great Marines this month.

Getting all settled in to our temporary home.  Big thanks to our Navy brethren for hosting.
10/02/2019

Getting all settled in to our temporary home. Big thanks to our Navy brethren for hosting.

From North Carolina to California, six aircraft safely across America.
09/28/2019

From North Carolina to California, six aircraft safely across America.

Today we celebrated the retirement of one of our own. SSgt Caoili, you will be remembered for your character, passion, a...
08/02/2019

Today we celebrated the retirement of one of our own. SSgt Caoili, you will be remembered for your character, passion, and work ethic that impacted the squadron in such a positive way. Your Legacy will live on with the family of the Fighting Griffins. Semper Fi, Marine.

Awards for some great Marines
04/24/2019

Awards for some great Marines

Capt Carpenter and Sgt Melconian were selected as 2nd MAW's Aviator and Crew Chief of the year!
04/17/2019

Capt Carpenter and Sgt Melconian were selected as 2nd MAW's Aviator and Crew Chief of the year!

Gunnery Sergeant Covington's Promotion!
04/02/2019

Gunnery Sergeant Covington's Promotion!

04/01/2019

Tonight's event will be at the old hangar!

We were able to make “rack bags” for all the barracks Marines and Sailors coming back! This week, the USO will be donati...
03/25/2019

We were able to make “rack bags” for all the barracks Marines and Sailors coming back! This week, the USO will be donating enough to cover our remaining barracks Marine deployers, they will be mostly filled with toiletry items. We invite you to donate drinks or snacks all this week, and we will plus up the bags for our members. S-1 will be collecting donations. Expect an email sent out today that details the donation drive.

Corporal Howard Winging! Congrats!
03/16/2019

Corporal Howard Winging! Congrats!

Corpsman FMF Pinning! Congrats!
03/16/2019

Corpsman FMF Pinning! Congrats!

Sgt Venegas MCMAP!
03/16/2019

Sgt Venegas MCMAP!

Spain Work
03/05/2019

Spain Work

Leaving NAS Sigonella.
03/05/2019

Leaving NAS Sigonella.

Two new sergeants!
03/05/2019

Two new sergeants!

Awards Presentation to some great Marines!
02/04/2019

Awards Presentation to some great Marines!

Cpl McQueen's Winging!
02/04/2019

Cpl McQueen's Winging!

MGySgt Wine's Promotion!
02/04/2019

MGySgt Wine's Promotion!

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