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The Wake Island Avengers have Arrived
« on: September 20, 2020, 05:31:23 AM »
 The Wake Island Avengers have Arrived
September 16, 2020 Defense Feed

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 deployed for training to Royal Air Force Marham in the early evening of 03 September, 2020. Pilots from the “Wake Island Avengers” flew more than six F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona to MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, and then onto RAF Mahram. VMFA-211 is training with UK’s 617 Squadron at Marham in preparation for next year’s inaugural, global deployment onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth as part of Carrier Strike Group 21.

“During this training we will conduct realistic, relevant training to validate our digital interoperability and joint tactics, techniques, and procedures,” said Lt. Col. Joseph Freshour, the commanding officer of VMFA-211. “The Wake Island Avengers will work tirelessly alongside Squadron 617 to develop and hone our mission skills to deploy as a combined naval force. The U.S. Marine Corps has a longstanding special relationship with the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. We work closely with our British allies to make sure we can work and fight side by side in any clime and place.”

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Re: The Wake Island Avengers have Arrived
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 09:37:18 AM »
F-35Bs are rather different birds than VMF-211's F4F Wildcats.
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Re: The Wake Island Avengers have Arrived
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 11:59:45 AM »
F-35Bs are rather different birds than VMF-211's F4F Wildcats.

@PeteS in CA

True,and the Wildcats are WAAAAY cooler,and nothing can compare to the sound of those old radial engines.

Trying to compare the sound of a jet engine to the sound of a radial is like trying to compare the sound of a punk rock singer to Ray Charles.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2020, 12:01:29 PM by sneakypete »
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