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MWHS-2 Marines return from Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Jason Vernam, an aircraft maintenance chief with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 (Forward), kisses his daughter, Jaydin, while also embracing his son, Jansen, outside the Training and Education building at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point after returning from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. “Being able to talk to my family on Skype and over the phone made the deployment go very smoothly,” he said. “Now that I’m back, we have to catch up on hugs, kisses and swimming.”

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This work, MWHS-2 Marines return from Afghanistan, by LCpl Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.23.2012

Date Posted:03.01.2012 09:12

Photo ID:533561



Size:12.64 MB

Location:CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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