03/12/11 — Rockets set to return Tuesday

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Rockets set to return Tuesday

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on March 12, 2011 11:27 PM

Hundreds of members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 336th Rocketeers are expected to return to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Tuesday -- marking the end of a six-month tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- family members confirmed this weekend.

While deployed, the airmen have been tasked with providing 24/7 F-15E Strike Eagle air support to Coalition forces on the ground, escorting convoys, performing shows of force and, when necessary, engaging the enemy.

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