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The flight line footprint: ‘The first and finest’ Harrier squadron ramps up for Afghanistan

Story by Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken | 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | Date: 06.13.2012

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Urgency is settling in as the Corps’ oldest aviation squadron, “the first and finest since 1919,” prepares its Marines and AV-8B Harriers for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

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