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Today’s iconic photo of Afghan war purportedly of JBLM-based aircraft!

“A frame from video posted to Twitter Monday shows a U.S. Air Force jet [taxiing] with “62nd AW” and “446th AW” painted on its side.”
Credit: Rubén Pulido via The News Tribune (Tacoma)

Air Force jet leaving Kabul with Afghans clinging to it appears to be from JBLM

By Peter Talbott, The News Tribune (Tacoma)

“A widely shared video posted to social media Monday showed chaos at Kabul’s main airport in Afghanistan as the United States rushed to evacuate Americans, diplomats and civilians while the Taliban took control of the capital.

“Video shows a U.S. Air Force jet taxiing down the runway with “62nd AW” and “446th AW” painted on the side. Thousands of people ran alongside the jet and some clung to its sides. The Associated Press reported at least seven people died amid the mayhem.

Both the 62nd and 446th air wings are based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their C-17s sport the 62nd AW and 446th AW designations near their noses. Read more

“The desperation is complete. Afghans don’t want to be left behind as US evacuates”

Click here for this chilling video posted by Richard Engel, NBC News.

Posted by Steve on August 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

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  1. Where is our moral imperative? ? I do not ask this rhetorically. I want to know. If those that stood by us as interpreters, journalists, military personnel, and others cannot be rescued from a sure fate of death and possible torture, then I say our moral imperative “to do the right thing” is lost. It was lost under the excuse of bureaucracy, of lack of strategic foresight and lack of tactical capabilities. It was lost in ‘fingering pointing.’

    Comment by Carlos Perez on August 16, 2021 at 8:24 pm

  2. Agreed.

    Comment by Steve on August 16, 2021 at 8:26 pm

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