Deployed JSTARS E-8C mission surpasses 100,000 combat flying hours supporting USCENTCOM
An E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System returns from a mission at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 1, 2014, after reaching a milestone of 100,000 flying hours to include more than 88,000 hours in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility since 2001. The JSTARS mission is to provide ground commanders with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance air power to boost force protection, defensive operations, over-watch and combat search and rescue missions throughout the AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi/Released)

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