Wyoming Air Guard welcomes airmen back home

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) The Wyoming air national guard got to say welcome home to over sixty airmen on Friday afternoon, giving them a well earned tribute from commanders and state officials. The 153rd airlift wing welcomed back airmen who were recently deployed.

Governor Matt Meade and Wyoming's Adjutant General Luke Reiner were in attendance, speaking on the importance of the airmen's mission, and Wyoming's commitment to it's military community.

The airmen have been gone a long time - up to six months, and for them, it's good to be home.

"Oh, it's a huge relief." said Master Sergeant Michael Dooley, "I mean it's just always, like I said pretty stressful being away from home and not being able to help with emergencies and certain events that happen around the house."

The airmen of the 153rd were deployed to regions of Southwest Asia as well as Germany.