Fifty-four citizen-airmen of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing arrived in Alaska Oct. 11 after deploying to Afghanistan this May. All together more than 140 Alaska Air National Guardsmen are scheduled to return home during the upcoming week. The Guardsmen deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in what was the wing's single largest deployment of personnel since 2003. Includes soundbites from Col. Scott Wenke, 176th Wing, commander and Lt. Vanessa Ortiz, 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard. Also available in high definition.
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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, US
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