Rude Rams welcomed home

Over 300 active duty and Reserve Airmen of the 34th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron returned Oct. 5 from a four-month deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. This homecoming marks the close of 400-straight days at Joint Base Balad for the 388th FW and 419th FW. From August 2007 to October 2008, the wings’ fighter squadrons deployed back-to-back, flying over 5,000 combat missions and 20,000 hours. During 24-hour-a-day operations, they responded to over 3,000 requests for air support and provided precision-guided, air-to-ground weapons in over 200 engagements. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Ted Robinson)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Ted Robinson
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