Aircraft maintainers assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wait at the passenger terminal for a departing flight for home from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2012. The A-10 maintainers from Arkansas and Maryland recently headed home to their respective Air National Guard units. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Nevison/DVIDS)
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (DVIDS) -- Redeployment can be an emotional experience; a time for reflection and adjustment. For some Arkansas Air National Guard airmen from Fort Smith, Ark., it's also a family affair.
Arkansas National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrews and maintainers began their journey home this week after successfully completing their deployment with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
In their time at Bagram, Ark. ANG airmen ensured the 184th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron's A-10 "Warthogs" flew combat missions daily, providing close-air support to NATO and Afghan ground forces operating in Afghanistan.
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