Air Force Fighter Unit Returns Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

A dozen fighter jets and the pilots and weapons officers who operate them are returning to their base.

The 12 F-15E Strike Eagle jets are scheduled land Friday afternoon at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. The airmen and jets from the 335th Fighter Squadron were deployed for about six months to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

The deployment represented half the squadron's 24 jets. Six other jets returned home in December.

The 335th Fighter Squadron is one of six similar units in the Air Force.

Another 300 airmen from various Seymour Johnson units are expected to return next week.


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  • by GunnyUrmey Location: Kinston on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    It's a good thing this fighter unit didn't fly over Kinston on their way home - who knows how many phone calls the mayor's office would have gotten considering the number of calls he got when the helicopters were practicing in the area.
  • by Theresa on Mar 23, 2012 at 08:57 AM
    Welcome home!
  • by SoManyMike on Mar 23, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    Nice of them to bring the base back. My 10 year old could do a better job of proof reading.
  • by Nuffsaid Location: Goldsboro, NC on Mar 23, 2012 at 07:29 AM
    It is so wonderful to hear the sound of freedom flying in Goldsboro. Thanks to all the service men & women for your service to our Country! We love each & everyone of you!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM in reply to Nuffsaid
      You mean the sound of American nationalism and militarism.
  • by Navy Seabee on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    Thanks for serving our country good to have you back
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:26 AM
    Glad they returned it.
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