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7th Airlift Squadron returning to McChord

Post by News Tribune Staff on July 7, 2009 at 5:40 pm with No Comments »
July 7, 2009 5:40 pm

The 7th Airlift Squadron will return to McChord Air Force Base tonight after one day delay due to a “change in charter aircraft availability.”

The 150 airmen be on hand for the 9:45 p.m. homecoming ceremony.

From the folks at McChord:

The 7th AS Airmen deployed as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flying missions throughout the combat zone and Europe. While deployed, Airmen flew more than 3,200 sorties transporting more than 131,000 passengers and 112 million pounds of cargo to sustain U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also transported 10 critical patients from theater to advanced medical care in Germany on two emergency aeromedical evacuation missions.

The Airmen flew combat airdrop missions delivering more than 1,587 bundles of resupply material to 67 remote forward operating bases in Afghanistan. Combat airdrops improve force protection by eliminating some resupply convoys to forward locations.

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