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