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Welcome Back: Soldiers Get Homecoming at Selfridge

Nearly 300 airmen of the Michigan National Guard returned to Selfridge Air National Guard Base after deployment to Afghanistan.

One after the other nearly 300 airmen from the Michigan Air National Guard emerged from a narrow hallway at Selfridge Air National Guard Base into a sea of people gathered to welcome friends, family and loved ones home Monday evening after a four-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The airmen, members of the 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard, were met with warm embraces, and countless hugs and kisses from those who longed for their safe return during their 120-day deployment. 

The , serving with the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing based at Kandahar Airfield.

laurab January 10, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Thank God for their safe return!! Glad to have my nephew back home!!
Melanie Brown January 10, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Great to see! Welcome back.
Linda January 10, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Thankful our son safely back home!!
Susanne Spruit January 10, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Welcome back and so very glad to see the returning soldiers, heartfelt thanks to all for their service.
Muriel Versagi January 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Thank you..thank you..I'm so grateful to all the young men and women who go into harm's way to keep us safe. And especially glad that the miltary is once again being welcomed home as they should be..no matter what our personal feelings about the war they are engaged in, might be. Korea & Vietmnam vets were treated so badly....never again!!!

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