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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Operation Just Cause

 
 
Operation Just Cause Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
1. Operation Just Cause Marker
Inscription. On 20 December 1989. U.S. Forces invaded Panama and ousted dictator Manuel Noriega in order to reestablish democracy. Air Force special operations active, reserve, and guard units supported conventional and special operations forces in a crucial role throughout the operation. Special tactics combat controllers and medics provided vital support to combat units.

The plan called for 26 separate and simultaneous raids, air drops, or attacks at 11 different locations. This AC-130A "Spectre" Gunship #509 of the Air Force Reserve 919th Operations Group, 711th Special Operations Squadron, flew combat missions every night and day of the operation. All combat missions were accomplished without loss of aircraft or personnel.
 
Erected by Air Force Special Operations Command.
 
Location. 30° 24.899′ N, 86° 42.028′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Independence Road and Oneal Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park just inside the main gate. Base access is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
AC-130A "Spectre" Gunship #509 - <i>"The Ultimate End"</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 29, 2016
2. AC-130A "Spectre" Gunship #509 - "The Ultimate End"
of this marker. AC-130 Spectre (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Talon / Here Am I; Send Me. Isaiah 6:8 (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Air Commando / Chindit Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Steven L. Bennett (within shouting distance of this marker); OV-10 Bronco (within shouting distance of this marker); AT-28D Trojan (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lieutenant James Phillip Fleming (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Operation Just Cause still important 20 years later" - 1st Special Operations Wing History Office. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the United States Invasion of Panama. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
Manuel Noriega<br>Deposed President of Panama image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia Commons
3. Manuel Noriega
Deposed President of Panama
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 159 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week January 1, 2017. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 1, 2017.
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