They’re back! Maintainers, pilots return from Balad
Col. Jose Salinas, wing vice commander, welcomes home the group before departing with their families. Family and friends crowded the baggage claim area at Tucson International Airport to welcome home 28 aircraft maintainers and pilots Jan. 24. The Guardsmen volunteered for tours ranging from 8 months to 30 days in duration. They were given a standing ovation from travelers in the terminal on their way to baggage claim. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Gabe Johnson)

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Photo by: Capt. Gabe Johnson |  VIRIN: 090124-F-5001J-023.JPG