[Photo] Twelve U.S. Marine Corps Hornets return from Persian Gulf deployment

Oct 07 2013 - 2 Comments

On Oct. 2, twelve F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from VMFA-115 arrived at Lajes Field, Azores.

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, also known as the Silver Eagles, were on their way back to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, from a deployment to the Kingdom of Bahrain that had started on Mar. 4, 2013.

The aircraft, divided into two 6-ship cells and supported by two KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft, departed for their homebase on Oct. 3.

VMFA-115 landing

Image credit: André Inácio

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  • Fan_Boy

    Interesting that this group uses the false canopy. I rarely see that on American Planes

  • http://twitter.com/WinstonCN WinstonCN

    great pics