Power Washing the Osprey

Osprey Power Wash

Sgt. Cortnie B. Jozsa a flight mechanic of Marine Medium Heavy Tiltrotor Squadron 263 power washes the right engine of a MV-22B Osprey, March 5. VMM-263 is deployed as a part of Multi-National Force-West in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S Marine photo/Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus)


  1. That’s the true face of martial life, right there. Whether you’re ‘the few, the proud’, ‘an Army of one’; cook, medic, super high speed ninja hero or what, that’s the life of the enlisted. Relevant memory: hand-waxing/buffing my major’s office floor late one afternoon. One of my LTs happened in and, surprised to see anyone there (and likely astonished to see me on my hands and knees grunting into the floor), asks, ‘GL, what are you doing?’ My entirely sarcastic and overenthusiastic answer boomed down the hallway: ‘SERVING MY COUNTRY, SIR!!’ He laughed; I could hear a coupla old timers in the other shop down the hall echo back, over general chuckling: ‘Outstanding answer!’ ‘Hoaah!’ ‘Lieutenant, promote that man!’