The Air Force's new fleet of MC-12W intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance aircraft recently flew its 1,000 combat mission in support of operations in Iraq, Air Force officials announced Dec. 1, 2009. The Air Force currently operates its MC-12s out of Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The first airframe arrived in theater in June 2009. Here, an MC-12 is marshaled out of its hangar at Balad, Nov. 16, 2009.
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