VMA-231 AV-8Bs Arrive at Lajes On Return From Deployment

US Marine Corps VMA-231 AV-8B 164562 at Lajes on 15.05.17 (Andre Inacio)

On May 15, 2017 six United States Marine Corps AV-8Bs arrived at Lajes in the Azores on their return journey to US from deployment overseas. The Harriers wore mission markings on the nose indicating bombing missions undertaking on their deployment.

US Marine Corps VMA-231 AV-8B 164559 at Lajes on 15.05.17 (Andre Inacio)

The aircraft involved were:-
165357/CG-03 'MAZDA11'
165587/CG-08 'MAZDA12'
164559/CG-11 'MAZDA13'
164562/CG-01 'MAZDA14'
165574/CG-06 'MAZDA15'
165309/CG-02 'MAZDA16'
Support was provided by KC-10A:-
85-0032 'BLUE61'

305/514 AMW KC-10A Extender 85-0032 at Lajes 15.05.17 (Andre Inacio)

US Marine Corps VMA-231 AV-8B 165309 at Lajes on 15.05.17 (Andre Inacio)

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