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F Company 1-227th returns home after historic Afghan tour

Five generations of family members, including (from left to right) mother Toni Drews, brother Dylan Drews, Sgt. Howard Drews, an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer with Company F, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, nephew Kadyn Harrison, wife Camille Drews, great grandmother Vora Nell Schmidt, and grandmother Judy Wilson, pose together for a photo during a homecoming ceremony, March 15, at Hood Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas. During Company F's mission in Afghanistan, soldiers with F Company, 1-227th "Nomads," operated 12 Gray Eagle aircraft and flew more than 10,000 hours.



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This work, F Company 1-227th returns home after historic Afghan tour [Image 1 of 4], by SGT Christopher Calvert, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.15.2013

Date Posted:03.19.2013 11:53

Photo ID:890121

VIRIN:130315-A-WD324-005

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:930.93 KB

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

Hometown:BAYTOWN, TX, US

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F Company, 1-227th returns home after historic Afghan tour

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