Duluth, MN (KDAL) - A Welcome Home Celebration was held yesterday for returning troops of the 148th Duluth based fighter wing after a two month deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Fifty soldiers and several of their F-16 fighter jets landed at the airport Monday afternoon. More of the same are set to follow.
The air wing provided close ground cover for coalition forces. This was the company's sixth deployment but the first one to Afghanistan. They had been away for two months following six months of training.