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Squadron returns home

Bucks County Courier Times

September 22, 2008 11:37 AM

By Bill Devlin

Staff Writer

They’re back home.

About 140 members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 111th Fighter Wing returned to the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Horsham on Saturday night after a two-month deployment in Afghanistan.

They had been stationed at the Bagram Air Field.

Capt. Christine E. Munch said six of the unit's A-10 Thunderbolt II fighters will arrive Tuesday afternoon, with another six A-10s and 50 troops arriving in the following days.

The 111th Fighter Wing’s mission in Afghanistan was to provide day and night air-to-surface support to ground units and conduct combat search and rescue.


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