Part of a searchlight dome was missing during a check of the Osprey at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Marine Corps is considering using a massive drone not unlike its MV-22B Osprey to protect ships.
The Air Force added a pair of special operations squadrons in Japan charged with flying and maintaining CV-22 Ospreys.
Melania Trump made history Wednesday by flying in a V-22 Osprey aircraft and onto the deck of an aircraft carrier.
In the last three months, the Osprey is the third Marine Corps aircraft in the region to lose a part while in flight.
The relief comes six months after three Marines were killed when an Osprey attached to VMM-265 crashed off Australia.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.