Staff Photo by Doug Jones, Friday, May 16, 2003: After 8 hours in the air, ( 17 in the last two day’s in flights from Kuwait to Spain then Spain to Brunswick) Harrier jet pilots lounged on the concrete runway next to their jets with a lunch of lobster rolls. The pilots are members of the Marine Attack Squadron 542 of the Second Marine Aircraft wing. This first wave were an East Coast contingent that is based in Cherry Point North Carolina, before nightfall 35 Harrier jump jets will be parked on the runway at Brunswick Naval Air Station, reportedly the largest grouping of the planes ever assembled in one place for th3e US military.

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