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.