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Photo Feature: They're back! Maintainers, pilots return from Balad

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  • By Capt. Gabe Johnson
  • 162nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The Arizona Air National Guard welcomed home 28 aircraft maintainers and pilots Saturday, Jan. 24, after deployments of varied lengths to Balad Air Base, Iraq.

The Guardsmen, who maintain and operate F-16 Fighting Falcons here at Tucson International Airport, used their training and expertise to support F-16 operations in country.

The 162nd Fighter Wing welcomes home the following members:

Master Sgt. Jeff DeBuhr, Tech. Sgt. Jaime Aviles, Staff Sgt. TJ Dodson, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freker, Tech. Sgt. David Ruiz, Tech. Sgt. James Vanwinkle, Senior Airman Brent Wolfson, Master Sgt. Ben Ruiz, Tech. Sgt. Tim Story, Staff Sgt. Kristopher Roberts, Staff Sgt. Allan Henson, Tech. Sgt. Joe Mazzei, Tech. Sgt. John Diehl, Staff Sgt. Trevor Jones, Staff Sgt. Scott Lilley, Tech. Sgt. Reginaldo Munoz, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Raymond, Staff Sgt. Sarah Peacock, Tech. Sgt. Miguel Loya, Tech. Sgt. Carlos Pozo, Staff Sgt. Frank Rendon, Staff Sgt. Daniel Cwiak, Tech. Sgt. John Sandoval, Tech Sgt. Mike Tellez, Lt. Col. Nick Anderson, Maj. Greg Muller, Lt. Col. Randy Souder, Lt. Col. Jim Taylor.

Click through the photos on the right to see the family reunions that took place, Jan. 24 at Tucson International Airport.