News>Guard Airmen return home from Afghanistan deployment
Family and friends wait for the arrival of more than 30 Airmen from the 141st Civil Engineer Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Aug. 27, 2012. The Airmen are returning from a recent deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Means)
8/29/2012 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- More than 30 Airmen from the 141st Civil Engineer Squadron returned home after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan Aug. 27.
The Airmen were stationed throughout the country to various installations, outposts and provincial reconstruction teams.
Their primary mission was to build and improve temporary facilities for Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines stationed there. The Airmen also worked with local Afghan leaders to help communities build necessary infrastructure, like roads, schools and water wells.