VMGR-352 deploys for Operation Safe Departure

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Wednesday January 2, 2019 All Day
Annually on January 2

In early January 1999, the Raiders deployed a four-plane detachment to Mombassa, Kenya to extract American citizens and foreign nationals from Eritrea and Ethiopia, Africa in support of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit(13th MEU) AND Operation Safe Departure. Though the crisis did notescalate to the point where Marines were required to conduct a NEO, theRaiders provided the 13th MEU with support during operations "EagerMace" in Kenya and "Native Fury" in Kuwait.

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