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Attack on general’s plane in Afghanistan injures 2 JBLM airmen

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:01 am with 2 Comments »
August 22, 2012 9:01 am

Two senior airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were injured Tuesday in a rocket attack that struck a plane assigned to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey at Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Field.

A report to congressional lawmakers said the airmen were treated for ringing in their ears. No one was seriously injured.

The attack also damaged a McChord Air Field-based C-17 Globemaster III, puncturing the jet in at least six places.

CNN reported that Dempsey left Afghanistan on a different plane a couple hours later than he planned.

Bagram is one of Afghanistan’s two main air bases, and it is often a target of rocket attacks.

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  1. Stop playing around on Afghanistan; too many of our troops are dying. Have a full scale war or bring everyone home.

  2. stopcomplainin says:

    I still have ringing in my ears from the 12 hour artillery barrage we fired during Desert Storm, and the constant explosions of IED detonations in Iraq, but I have yet to see a story about me.

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