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Delaware Air National Guard Airmen departing to Southwest Asia.

Release Number: 031015

Media Advisory

NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Delaware - Over 100 Airmen from the Delaware Air National Guard will be departing aboard four C-130H aircraft on Monday October 26 and Wednesday October 28 to Southwest Asia.

The deploying Airmen from the 166th Airlift Wing operations and maintenance groups will be supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel and deployed up to 120 days.

About half of the Airmen and two of the four C-130H aircraft will depart on Monday October 26, and the other half on Wednesday October 28.

Media are invited to attend the departures. Please contact 1Lt. Valerie Harwood if attending at valerie.k.harwood.mil@mail.mil or at 302-222-5517.

Media may arrive between 8:45am to 9:15am and will require an escort.

This release is in the public domain, and any part may be used as written.

The 166th Airlift Wing, Delaware Air National Guard, has more than 1,100 men and women at the New Castle ANG Base in New Castle, Del. The 166AW provides tactical airlift and airdrop of troops and cargo using C-130H2 aircraft, plus aeromedical evacuation, civil engineer and network warfare functions.

Delaware Air National Guard: Celebrating 69 years of service to our state and nation since 1946.

1Lt. Valerie Harwood
Chief of Public Affairs
166th Airlift Wing
302-222-5517