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76th Aerial Porters return home after 180 day tour of duty in Iraq

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio — Air Force Reserve Col. Teresa Hams, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing's Mission Support Group offers her heartfelt thanks to thirty members of the 76th Aerial Port Squadron and their families shortly after the Reservists returned here April 10. The Reservists were coming home from a 180-day tour of duty to Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Citizen Airmen, assigned to the 76th Aerial Port Squadron, a unit specializing in cargo handling, volunteered for the Iraq mission that consisted of palletizing and loading cargo, heavy equipment, vehicles and supplies for delivery by C-130 Hercules aircraft. The primary mission of the 910th Airlift Wing is to deliver personnel and cargo by airdrop and air-land techniques anywhere in the world as directed.

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