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America’s elite flying unit that made the recent long-range hostage rescue in Africa possible | The Drive

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America’s elite flying unit that made the recent long-range hostage rescue in Africa possible | The Drive
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Phillip Walton was being held hostage in Niger and was also taken into Nigeria. Americas best teamed up to perform a successful rescue mission. However, once news broke out that Phillip Walton was safe a few key members were overlooked. CV-22B Ospreys and MC-130J Commando IIs, as well as KC-135R tankers made this all possible. An American was brought home safely thanks to collaboration between America’s best.

Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37738/americas-elite-flying-unit-that-made-the-recent-long-range-hostage-rescue-in-africa-possible