Rhode Warriors Return Home Safely and Successful

Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association line the flightline with US Flags to welcome home members of the 143d Airlift Wing from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association line the flightline with US Flags to welcome home members of the 143d Airlift Wing from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

A member of the 143d Maintenance Group marshalls in a C-130J Super Hercules carrying members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association looks on. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

A member of the 143d Maintenance Group marshalls in a C-130J Super Hercules carrying members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association looks on. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Excited family and friends await the arrival of the C-130J Super Hercules carrying members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Excited family and friends await the arrival of the C-130J Super Hercules carrying members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Members of the 143d Airlift Wing, returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, are greeted by Wing and State Leadership. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Members of the 143d Airlift Wing, returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, are greeted by Wing and State Leadership. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends wait to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)
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Familiy and friends wait to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)
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Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

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Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)
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Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)
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Familiy and friends rush to greet their loved ones upon their return. The Airmen are members of the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED)

03/10/2014 -- Airmen from the 143d Operations Group, Maintenance Group, Medical Group and Logistics Readiness Squadron returned home from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

While deployed, the Airmen supported the air mobility operations of rapid, global mobility and sustainment of the combat capability of America's armed forces including humanitarian efforts, troop movements and supply missions.

"Our Team is responsible for another successful deployment supporting our military efforts overseas. We have the best and most highly trained Airmen on earth," said Colonel Arthur Floru, 143d AW Wing Commander. "We are extremely proud and thrilled to welcome our Team home to their families after answering our nation's call."

The entire 143d Airlift Wing Team thanks these men and women for their sacrifice. Welcome Home Rhode Warriors!
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