|This article contains information of a non-canon subject that is not a part of the established Halo universe.|
This unit can trace its lineage back to the unit of the same name in the United States Marine Corps. Established in August 2003 at Marine Corps Air Station New River, this squadron was responsible for testing the MV-22B Osprey multi-mission tiltrotor aircraft, and all future aircraft of the type. VMX-22 is the first modern-day military unit to be featured in the Halo universe, though many other real-world units appear in Halo: Reach.
VMX-22 is an asset deleted from one of the Halo games. The developers are sometimes forced to remove content from the final product. As such, many aspects of the games, such as vehicles, gameplay, and story elements, are not included in the finalized versions.