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Air combat training concludes

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - 400 military personnel wrapped up the two-week exercise Wolmi-Do Fury. Servicemembers were tested on their combat capability. Marines from Iwakuni Air Station in Japan were on Guam, including 20 F/A-18 Hornets under Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, also known as the Silver Eagles.

Captain Taylor Shankman is one of the pilots and told KUAM News, "The weather here is obviously a challenge, but for us as pilots its incumbent on us to get the aircraft on deck, the maintainers have been doing a really great job of having aircraft ready, I know there was challenges we faced in the past with our last stay here due to logistical issues as well as supply issues but it seems we have overcome those issues and actually really succeeded."

The F/A-18's conducted explosive training up at Farallon De Medinilla. Captain Taylor says Guam and the surrounding area provides limitless training space that Japan and the U.S. do not have.

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