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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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 30, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    355th,Take it to them. Living in your flight path I hear the sound of freedom each day. Gods speed and a safe return. Thank you.
  • by Operational Security NCOIC Location: Afghanistan on Aug 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    Posted by: j "nothing like opsec!! lets tell the enemy everything!!" Way to take the story out of context killer... Everything??? How about nothing besides your about to have 24 F-15E Strike Eagles putting the mustard on. I see these guys fly over the house regularly and I hope they all return safe with a little more bling on their chests!!! COMING IN HOT!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Support Our Troop Location: NC on Aug 30, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    We are proud of what you do for us! Good Speed and Blessing to you all.
  • by Kimberly Location: NC on Aug 30, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    Thank you for your service! May God bless and bring you all back home safely!
  • by j Location: gboroe on Aug 30, 2009 at 07:10 AM
    nothing like opsec!! lets tell the enemy everything!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 at 04:15 AM
    335th, we are proud of you do for us!

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