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Miramar Marines Coming Home From Afghanistan


Lance Cpl. Harrison York, a AV-8B Harrier II Plus maintainer with Marine Attack Squadron 211, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), salutes Capt. Stephen White, a Harrier pilot, as he taxis in to the Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, flightline, Sept. 26., 2012.

About 200 Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing are scheduled to arrive home today at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, according to a base news release:

3rd MAW (Forward) is completing a year-long tour as the aviation combat element for Regional Command-Southwest, where it provided close air support, air assault and transportation for International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan troops in southern Afghanistan.

The homecoming was originally scheduled for 10 this morning, then pushed back to 12:15 p.m. Family and friends are at MCAS Miramar awaiting their arrival.

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