Wednesday, January 26, 2011

USMC Jan 2011 Unit Deployment Program (Japan) update

The regular rotation of US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8 Harrier units forward deployed to MCAS Iwakuni and Kadena AFB has taken place, with the following units involved:

Marine Wing Liaison Kadena, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
VMA-211 "Avengers" arrived Jan 8 with eight AV-8B Harrier IIs
VMA-542 "Tigers" departed Jan 11 with eight AV-8B Harrier IIs

Marine Air Group 12 (MAG-12), MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
VMFA(AW)-533 "Hawks" arrived Jan 20-21 with six F/A-18D Hornets (more expected to follow)
VMFA(AW)-224 "Bengals" departed Jan 20-23 with ten F/A-18D Hornets. 2 F/A-18D transferred to VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats"

Info via Gonavy

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