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05/06/11 — 916th air crews back home after taking detour in Libya

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916th air crews back home after taking detour in Libya

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on May 6, 2011 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Tammie Ledford hugs her son, Jason Ledford after he comes off the plane. About 20 airmen returned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base from Spain Thursday.

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About 20 airmen returned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base from Spain. The men and women performing the duties of refueling homeward bound servicemen were detoured to provide support for the war in Libya. Dave Shook kisses his son Bill, 4, and wife, Melanie.

They said it was just another mission, a job like any other, but when the last of the 150 or so deployed members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing came home Thursday morning, they were coming having helped make history....

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