U.S Marine Corps F/A-18A Hornet jets deploying to the Middle East
September 27, 2012Posted by David Cenciotti in Military Aviation.
On Sept. 24, 12 U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18A Hornet jets arrived to Morón airbase, in Spain, coming from Lajes, Azores.
Belonging to the VMFA-314 Black Knights, from MCAS Miramar, California, the aircraft arrived in two waves as “Trend 61-66″ and “Trend 71-76″.
Although someone speculated they were deploying to Afghanistan, where the U.S. has recently suffered a deadly attack at Camp Bastion’s airfield, where six Harriers were destroyed and two severely damaged, the VMFA-314 Hornets were enroute to an undisclosed location in the Middle East.
An exercise or a build-up in the Libya, Mali region?
Image credit: Antonio Muñiz Zaragüeta