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Hill Airmen return from Asia-Pacific
by TOM BUSSELBERG
Apr 23, 2014 | 897 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior Airman Mark Barrett, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, is wished a safe and speedy deployment by Lt. Col. Michael Monfalcone, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander. Barrett and nearly 300 other Airmen from Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th FW recently deployed to the Republic of Korea for several months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn Freeman)
Senior Airman Mark Barrett, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, is wished a safe and speedy deployment by Lt. Col. Michael Monfalcone, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander. Barrett and nearly 300 other Airmen from Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th FW recently deployed to the Republic of Korea for several months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn Freeman)
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HILL AFB- More than 130 airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing were due to return Tuesday afternoon from a four-month deployment, as the Davis Clipper went to press.

They were stationed at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea.

About 70 airmen and 10 F-16s returned through the Easter weekend, a press release from Hill AFB said.

During the deployment, pilots, maintainers and personnel provided F-16 air support in the region as part of a routine U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package rotation.

“This deployment enabled the airmen from both the active duty and reserve to provide for our nation’s continued commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Col. Lance Landrum, 388th FW commander.

“Our nation’s Air Force has been deploying constantly around the globe since August 1990 and this is just another example of their dedication and their families’ sacrifice,” he said.

“We owe their employers a great debt for the sacrifices they make in support of their employees’ reserve service,” said Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th FW commander. 

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