A fighter jet squadron from a North Carolina Air Force base is deploying to Afghanistan for a four-month tour of duty.
The 336th Fighter Squadron's F-15E Strike Eagle jets and about 300 personnel, including air and ground crews, will deploy Wednesday from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
The F-15E is capable of air-to-air fighting and strikes at ground targets. The jet has a pilot and a weapons officer.
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