Posted On July 23, 2014 By In USAF Defenders News With 246 Views

USAF Defenders in Afghanistan defended isolated FOB 07-17-2014

On July 17, 2014, 44 security forces Airmen from the 439th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, 438th Air Expeditionary Group, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan defended isolated FOB OQAB from insurgents that took up a fighting position 350 yards away, launched over 20 rocket propelled grenades, fired PKM and AK-47 machine guns, and detonated a vehicle borne IED and suicide vests. The Airmen fired more than 3000 rounds from M-4, M-240, and M-203 weapons and communicated with multiple coalition operation centers contributing to the elimination of the enemy insurgents and resulting in zero coalition or ANSF casualties.

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