Monday, January 25, 2010

Airmen come home from Kandahar Airfield

Released today by 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:

Capt. Wayne Blom, 354th Fighter Squadron, greets his daughter Hayden, and his wife Lyndi here January 21, 2010, after a six-month deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Captain Blom was one of approximately 225 Airmen from D-M coming home. The Airmen were a part of bringing the A-10 to Kandahar Airfield for the first time during Operation Enduring Freedom. With placing the A-10s mission to that region it allowed them to bring the fight to the troops on the ground. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Romero) Hi-res


Airman 1st Class Channon Green, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is welcomed home by Brig. Gen. Paul Johnson, 355th Fighter Wing commander, here January 21, 2010. While deployed, Airman Green won the Maintenance Group Maintenance Award allowing him to be the first person off of the aircraft. Airman Green was a part of the approximately 225 Airmen coming home from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan after a six-month deployment. The mission of the squadron was to stand up Kandahar Airfield for the new mission of the A-10s getting them closer to the fight. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Romero) Hi-res

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