They’re back! Maintainers, pilots return from Balad
Staff Sgt. David Ruiz shakes hands with a member of the Patriot Riders. Family and friends crowded the baggage claim area at Tucson International Airport to welcome home 28 aircraft maintainers and pilots. The Guardsmen volunteered for tours ranging from 8 months to 30 days in duration. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Gabe Johnson)

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Photo by: Capt. Gabe Johnson |  VIRIN: 090124-F-5001J-005.JPG