Sunday, August 30, 2009

335th FS deploys personnel to Afghanistan

A North Carolina-based fighter squadron is sending personnel to Afghanistan. The 335th Fighter Squadron, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, deployed approximately 300 personnel on Sunday. Base spokesman Lt. Matt Schroff said no aircraft would be sent to Afghanistan.The squadron flies F-15E Strike Eagles, which can provide air cover for ground troops. The 335th deployed to Iraq in 2003 and flew more than 1,500 missions.

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