MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
More than 100 Marines with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 departed for a seven-month deployment to Central Command to relieve VMAQ-2, in support of operations in Afghanistan, Sept. 25.
“This deployment is going to be tough, because my sons are old enough to realize what is going on,” said Mary Jones, wife of Sgt. Christian L. Jones, the career planner for VMAQ-3. “During our previous two deployments the boys were too little to notice, and this time I am going to have them asking me all the time, ‘where is daddy?’”
The Marines will maintain and fly the squadron’s EA-6B Prowlers to provide joint operation support with electronic warfare.