Mission commander comes home to the First State after leading Delaware Air Guard mission in Southwest Asia

Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Kilcullen, mission commander of the 142nd Airlift Squadron, 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, near the flightline at the New Castle ANG Base, Del. on May 9, 2013 upon his return home with half-a-dozen fellow unit Airmen who served in the Southwest Asia combat zone in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They came home aboard a C-130 aircraft from the 136th AW, Texas ANG, in view over his left shoulder. Airmen from both wings travelled home after completing deployments that began in late February. 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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