(KGTV) - The Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Friday ordered an operational reset of aircraft for a 24-hour period.
USMC General Robert B. Neller directed all USMC aviation units to hold a 24-hour operational reset, in which no flight operations are to occur. The announcement noted that no operational commitments already made would be impacted.
The resets will happen within the next two weeks and commanders have the flexibility to decide when depending on commitments and operations.
"This operational reset will occur ... to focus on the fundamentals of safe flight operations, standardization, and combat readiness. The intent is for flying squadrons to review selected incidents which occurred enterprise-wide and study historical examples of completed investigations in order to bring awareness and best practices to the fleet," the release from the Pentagon read.
The release said pauses in operation are not out of the ordinary. The order affects all rotary-wing, fixed-wing, and tiltrotor aircraft, according to CNN.
When contacted by 10News, MCAS Miramar referred any comment on the order to their national headquarters in Arlington, Va.
The halt on operations comes after two military aircraft crashes since July.
Three Marines were killed in an Osprey crash off the coast of Australia last week, while on a routine operation in an MV-22 Osprey. In all, 26 Marines were aboard the aircraft at the time of the crash.
Honor the Fallen
Marines lost in MV-22 mishap:
1st Lt. Benjamin Cross
Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway
Pfc. Ruben Velasco