Cherry Point Harriers Conduct More Libyan Strikes

Cherry Point Harriers conducted more attacks in Libya over the weekend, targeting tanks and armored personnel carriers near Misratah.

The strikes happened Saturday and Sunday from the Harriers which are on the USS Kearsarge.

The Harriers are part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is made up of Marines from Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point and New River.

The 26th MEU says the 2,000 member ground force remains on the Kearsage, and would not be put on Libyan soil. The MEU says a small group of Marines did land last week to rescue a downed Air Force pilot, east of Benghazi.

The 22nd MEU is leaving this week for the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the 26th.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    With these few comments as of time 4:51 on down,know wonder this country is a left threaded plastic screw.pete is the only one that makes sense.I would have never thaught I would have said that.Its got to be another pete from what I am reading.Either way,Good job pete.Facts are facts.
  • by TO: Bishop Location: Jax on Mar 28, 2011 at 01:51 PM
    I will agree with some of your thought. BUT have to state that the downfall of this nation is the majority of those who want to sit back and not do "any" type labor for any meager amount of take home pay. gimmedats. I sleep rather well at night knowing there is no worry that our president is going to try some new chemical weapon on my family and I at night. I also thank GOD no one burst into my home when my sons hit 17 yrs old to drag them into a war environment. You mention prices of food. Let's throw gas in there too. That is outright "greed" of people who have an accepted way of living above the norm. In this country today there are still those that outright "do not' want to make sacrifices.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    Libia sent more fighter jet's to Iraq to fight the U.S than all other arab nations and now we back those same people who hate us. like bill clinton helping the muslims in bosnia only fool's do such things.the U.S turned their backs on the bosnian serb's the Christians over there.The Obummer regime has also turned against Israel and the Bible clearly warns against doing such.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    What do targeting tanks and armored personnel carriers have to do with enforcing a no FLY zone?
  • by Bishop Location: texas on Mar 28, 2011 at 07:29 AM
    Wow.... they need to stop spending money on war and start spending money on our country! The last thing we need is another war! Were already screwed on prices of food! and now it will go up more sience were spening $$ on war... wow this is stupid

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