First Wave of 148th Fighter Wing Returns from Afghanistan

By KBJR News 1

First Wave of 148th Fighter Wing Returns from Afghanistan

October 22, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The first wave of 148th Fighter Wing members who deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan returned to Duluth Monday afternoon.

Approximately 50 personnel plus the units F-16s were greeted by families and friends.

They spent two months in Afghanistan, uncharted territory for the group. But on Monday, it was a familiar, comforting sight as the troops stepped off the plane and into the arms of family and loved ones.

The Bulldogs provided Close Air Support, protecting coalition ground forces, a mission that included intense training six months ahead of this summer's deployment.

This was the Wing's forth major overseas deployment.

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