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455th AEW Photos

First USAF Airman pilots Navy Growler in combat

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan Wright, 390th Electronic Combat Squadron and Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135) “Black Ravens” EA-18G Growler pilot, stands on the flightline after completing his first combat flight Nov. 19, 2018, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Wright is the first Air Force pilot to operate a Navy Growler on a combat mission. VAQ-135 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
VIRIN: 181119-F-AD344-0230.JPG
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