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04/18/10 — Coming home from Bagram

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Coming home from Bagram

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on April 18, 2010 1:50 AM

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U.S. Air Force photo

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and 455th Expeditionary Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Steven Kwast, center, stand in front of an F-15E Strike Eagle at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, last month. Eikenberry, a Wayne County native, was at Bagram to get an orientation flight in a 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-15E, flown by Kwast, former 4th Fighter Wing commander.

A few thousand feet above the Hindu Kush mountains, Brig. Gen. Steve Kwast urged the others seated in a C-12 bound for Kandahar to look out the window at the campfires burning across the valley. "Those people down there just...

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