The CMV-22B Osprey is the U.S. Navy’s replacement for the aging C-2A Greyhound for the carrier on-board delivery (COD) mission, providing 24/7 logistics operations for the carrier strike group. The CMV-22B is the naval variant based on the Marine Corps MV-22B featuring larger fuel tanks, improved lighting, high-frequency radio, and a public-address system for on-board passengers. The CMV-22B boasts a top speed of 280 knots and a service ceiling of 25,000 feet. Due to the larger fuel tanks, the CMV-22B will offer greater range up to 1,165 nm. Navy aircrew and maintainers are receiving valuable integrated training with the Marine Corps to accelerate qualifications aboard MCAS New River. Naval Aviation Training Support Group (NATSG) was originally formed by a handful of people arriving at ACCLOGWING VMTT DET 204 with the first arriving in March 2017. On 1 October 2018, NATSG officially activated, to help facilitate the initial training of future naval Osprey aircrew and maintainer cadre.
Currently, NATSG is supporting over 100 Sailors across seven VMM squadrons, including the fleet replacement squadron. Once initial training and maturation is complete at NATSG, Sailors will help stand up the VRM community. On 14 December 2018, Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 (VRM-30) activated on Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in California. Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing (VRMWING) was officially established aboard NAS North Island on 10 October 2019. The first CMV-22 Osprey was delivered from Amarillo, Texas to VRM-30 on 22 June 2020. From 13 June to 16 September 2020, NATSG provided the mission essential personnel to VRM-30 to establish the command safe for flight. Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 50 (VRM-50) was established on 1 October 2020. NATSG developed and implemented the first Tiltrotor Advanced Readiness Program (TARP) for VRM-30 prior to Composite Training Unit Exercises (COMPTUEX). Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission (VRM) Squadrons will begin to replace Fleet Logistics Support (VRC) Squadrons, starting with the fleet introduction of the CMV-22B for Initial Operation Capability (IOC) aboard the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), with full operational capability (FOC) expected to be achieved in 2026.