September 1997

The Carolinas: Mission Complete: Hornets Home from Italy

Volume 80, Issue 9

Marine all Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 returned to Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C., June 7. The "Bengals' " arrival signaled the successful conclusion of the squadron's mission of providing air support during Operation Deliberate Guard, part of the United Nation's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Families and friends welcomed the Marines home at VMFA(AW)-224's hangar, which has seen F/A-18 Hornet squadrons from Marine Aircraft Group 31 deploy to Aviano Air Base, Italy, since July 1993.

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