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USMC F-35B conducts first combat strikes in Afghanistan
During this mission the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander The Marine Corps F-35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strikes in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan, Sep. 27. According to the News Release, during...
Former Marine relives September 2012 raid on Camp Bastion
"We heard the first explosion, then a second and then a third. The Taleban was on base and we were under attack. Believe me there was not a rifle in the rack one minute later, which left me looking for one," Willie Walker, Boeing airframe specialist and former Marine who witnessed raid on Camp Bastion Purchased from the U.K. in the 1970s...