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HMLA-267 Demonstrates Offensive Air Support During Distributed Maritime Operations

As hostile forces seized nearby islands, isolating western portions of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Area of Responsibility, they cut off vital sea lines of communication to the east. In response, during the hours of darkness, “STINGER 45” and “STINGER 46” departed a small island airfield and struck enemy outposts on northern and southern islands to reduce enemy command and control capability as well as eliminate their will to fight. Simultaneously, operations dispatched three Stinger flights to engage multiple ground vehicles, fast attack crafts, command and control nodes and enemy personnel…
U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters fly during a mission rehearsal exercise over Okinawa, Japan, April 16.

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Author: Maj. Kenneth Kunze

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