165th Airlift Wing Guardsmen Return

Personnel with the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard are back home with their families tonight. This morning, 16 guardsmen from the 165th Maintenance and Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons were greeted at Hunter Army Airfield with hugs and kisses from their families and friends. They were stationed in Ohman for three months, keeping America's C-130s flying in Operation Iraqi Freedom. MSgt. Freddie Goldwire says he's happy to be back after a rewarding mission.

"It's been an enjoyable trip. It really has," he said. "I think the time spent over there was well worth it. Really. Hopefully, everyone will feel that we've done a great job."

The Guardsmen will have a few weeks off to spend time with their families before reporting back to duty.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com