Marines Return To MCAS Cherry Point From Afgahnistan

51 Pilots returned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Wednesday after a 7 month deployment in Afghanistan.

Families and friends greeted the pilots with signs and hugs as they returned this afternoon. The squadron was the first to deploy with a new capability known as EA-6B improved capability or ICAP III, this capability helps integrate marines. Squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel Marlin Benton says it was a huge success.

"The marines really worked hard get to know the airplane- got to know how to fix it, how to make it work, and once we got it there- just kind of fell into place." said Lt Col Benton.

104 other marines from this unit returned Saturday night. The rest of the unit is scheduled to return Thursday.


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  • by me Location: Bayboro on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:38 PM
    Thank you for every thing you have done for us. Thanks for your service and sacrifices you have made and may God bless you and your families.
  • by ME Location: Bayboro on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    Welcome home and a job well done. We are proud of all of you.
  • by Curt Location: Snow Hill on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:21 PM
    Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do .
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