Airmen in your community: Airmen return home

2013-10-14T00:00:00Z Airmen in your community: Airmen return homeSenior Airman Sivan Veazie 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Arizona Daily Star

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Airmen from the 55th Electronic Combat Group welcomed home deployed squadron members here, Oct. 7.

The 11 ECG Airmen returned from a combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, members of the 55th operated an EC-130H Commando Solo aircraft.

The Airmen were deployed for 3 months, but to family and friends it seemed like a lifetime.

The families waited anxiously with homemade signs to welcome their loved ones home.

“While our squadron has been continuously deployed for over 10 years, it's always a pleasure to welcome home our deployed Airmen and participate in their reunions with family, friends and loved ones,” said Lt. Col. Arvid E. Opry, 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron commander.

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, known as “D-M” to our neighbors, is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, the premier air combat base for all Air Force A-10 C fighter aircraft training. Davis-Monthan is also home to other vital Department of Defense units including 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), 55th Electronic Combat Group, 563rd Rescue Group and the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, nicknamed “The Boneyard.”

Davis-Monthan is located within the city limits of Tucson, Ariz., and has been an integral part of the Tucson community since its dedication in 1927. In fiscal year 2012, Davis-Monthan circulated approximately $1.1 billion ($1.6 billion including retirees) into the local community and created 4,687 jobs in Tucson. The more than 10,800 personnel, who are assigned and employed at Davis-Monthan, live, work and educate their children in the Tucson metropolitan area. Nearly 75 percent of our 7,537 military service members live off base.

D-M Airmen are proud to serve their country, deploying to nearly every corner of the globe. At any given time 500 or more are deployed in support of worldwide operations. D-M Airmen are also proud to call Tucson home. The valuable relationship with the Tucson community and Southern Arizona supporters helps us achieve our missions.

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