Images: Coalition recovery swift success [Image 7 of 15]
A team from 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) detonated C-4 to remove the wings of a downed French F-2000 Mirage aircraft May 27. U.S., French and Italian forces conducted an 81-mile combat logistics patrol from Regional Command Southwest to retrieve the French jet without incident in the Bakwa district of Regional Command West in Afghanistan May 27. Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd MLG (Fwd.) took the lead on the mission. In direct support of the battalion were teams from 2nd EOD Company along with the Army’s 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion providing heavy equipment transport capabilities, an Aircraft Recovery Fire Fighting team from Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, a French aircraft recovery team and an Italian team escorting the convoy from the RC boundary to the crash site where they continued to provide security for the duration of the operation in support of the International Security Assistance Force.
Date Posted:05.30.2011 05:48