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Tiger Weasels Win Danger Close Mission
On 11 Dec 2019, the 79th fought to defend the lives of personnel on Bagram. In the early morning hours, a 2000-pound vehicle-borne IED created a breach in the perimeter wall, while 11 insurgents heavily armed with suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades, small arms, and heavy machine guns took control 3 buildings on the base. Amidst the ongoing firefight, wearing helmets and body armor, Tiger pilots and maintainers launched jets directly in the hellfire while rockets continued to impact near the flight line. The 79th helped coordinate the base response from the air, dropping 10 precision-guided weapons within Danger Close, killing all remaining 9 terrorists inside the base. All For Freedom! Great job Tigers!