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F/A-18D Hornet Jet Fighters Around Las Vegas
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Identification: F/A-18 Hornets are recognized by the triangular wings and two vertical tail fins that are angled outward. F-22s also have angled tail fins, but the wings are deltoid.

Member of the Green Knights, a U.S. Marine Fighter Squadron based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (San Diego, CA) visited Las Vegas on November 19, 2007. The Green Knights fly F/A-18D Hornets day or night under all weather conditions to destroy surface targets, conduct reconnaissance, support ground troops, and destroy enemy aircraft. This squadron returned to Nellis for Red Flag exercises in 2009.

Lettering on the jets, "VMFA(AW)-121" means Fixed-wing (V), Marine (M), Fighter (F), Attack (A), All weather (AW), Squadron 121.

F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121, jets 14 (left) and 00 (right)
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121, jets 07 (left) and 11 (right)
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121, jets 14 (left) and 00 (right)
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121, jets 14 (left) and 00 (right)
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121, jet 07, Pilots Boozer and Cotto
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121, jet 11, Pilots Yank and Postal
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
VMFA(AW)-121. Maj "Cotto" seems to be looking at the camera.
F/A-18D Jet Fighter
Green Knight Logo

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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