Marines replacing Harriers lost in attack
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Maj. John Havener hugs his son, Owen, 3, after landing an AV-8B Harrier II at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma after a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan. Havener along with Marine Attack Squadron 211 and two surviving AV-8B Harrier IIs, part of VMA-211, the Wake Island "Avengers" squadron, are welcomed home. The Marine Corps is working as quickly as possible to replace the six Harrier jets that were destroyed in a September attack.
Photo by Crystal Ochoa/Yuma Sun
Marines replacing Harriers lost in attack.
The U.S. Marine Corps is in the process of replacing the six Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) AV-8B Harriers destroyed during an insurgent attack Sept. 14 at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.“We are slowly building back up,” Capt. Brett Ackerbauer told the Yuma Sun Saturday a. Read Marines replacing Harriers lost in attack...