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JBLM Air Force squadrons trading places for two-month deployments

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:07 am |
January 31, 2013 11:07 am

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About 60 airmen are deploying out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord today for a two-month mission supporting troops in Afghanistan and other locations around the Middle East.

Lewis-McChord’s 8th Airlift Squadron is due to replace another local unit, the 10th Airlift Squadron, at two bases in what the Air Force calls Southwest Asia. The 10th Airlift Squadron should be home in the next few weeks.

The airmen regularly fly C-17 Globemaster III jets to deliver troops and supplies to the war in Afghanistan. On past deployments, they also have been tapped to support missions in North Africa.

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