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2012-11-19 Science & Technology
Marine Corps forms squadron to fly the new next-generation strike fighter jet
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2012-11-19 13:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1426 views ]  Top

#1 Correct me iff I'm wrong, but isn't VMF(A)-121 the same squadron that grew into legend by its valiant fight, destruction at Wake Island, + later the Solomon battles during WW2???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-19 19:12||   2012-11-19 19:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Yeah that is a familiar number.

According to Wiki, VMF(A) 121 earned its fame as the Cactus Air Force, Guadalcanal operations.

VMA 211 was a transfer from Enterprise onto Wake Island; and more recently the attack on Camp Bastion.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-11-19 21:19||   2012-11-19 21:19|| Front Page Top

#3 WWII: Guadalcanal, Espirito Santo, Turtle Bay, Bougainville, Emirau, and Peleliu.

Korea: Attack on the Sui-ho Dam, close air support during Maine combats ops.

South Korea: 1953-1955

Cuban Missile Crisis

Vietnam: 1966-1967

Desert Storm

Afghanistan: 2002

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 20006-2008.



Posted by Pappy 2012-11-19 21:20||   2012-11-19 21:20|| Front Page Top

#4 Love them pretty birds...
Posted by badanov 2012-11-19 21:34|| http://www.freefirezone.org  2012-11-19 21:34|| Front Page Top

#5 20006???

Were they in powered armour shouting "for the emperor!"?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-11-19 21:47||   2012-11-19 21:47|| Front Page Top

#6 We really don't like to talk about the whole stealth/time-travel thing.
Posted by SteveS 2012-11-19 22:13||   2012-11-19 22:13|| Front Page Top

#7 Thats quite a few battle streamers on their unit flagstaff.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-11-19 23:18||   2012-11-19 23:18|| Front Page Top

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