NC F-15 Fighter Squadron Going To Afghanistan

A North Carolina-based fighter squadron will soon be flying over Afghanistan.

The 335th Fighter Squadron, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, will deploy Sunday with 24 aircraft and around 360 personnel.

The squadron fly 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.

The squadron was constituted in 1942 and made up of pilots who flew with the Royal Air Force before the United States entered World War II.

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