Two from Texas talk upon landing at the New Castle Air National Guard Base, Delaware

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Garcia-Diaz, left, and Maj. Mark Baxa, each from the 181st Airlift Squadron, 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, talk near the flightline at the New Castle ANG base on May 9, 2013, upon their return home aboard a C-130 aircraft from the 136th AW. The Airmen travelled home with additional Airmen from their Texas unit and half-a-dozen Airmen from the Delaware ANG. They completed deployments that began in late February to the Southwest Asia combat zone where they served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A dozen more Delaware ANG Airmen are scheduled to return home in a Delaware C-130 Monday, May 13. The returning Delaware Air Guard Airmen are from two groups in the 166th Airlift Wing; the 166th Operations Group, which includes all C-130 aircrew and other Airmen with various critical job functions, and the 166th Maintenance Group, which includes crews who maintain and repair the aircraft. The Airmen are part of a contingent of about 100 unit Airmen flying and fixing C-130 aircraft for up to 120 days under U.S. Air Force Central Command, and can operate anywhere in USCENTCOM's 20-nation area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
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