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171st Photos

Bittersweet send off for Security Forces team

171st AIR REFUELING WING, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- Twenty-five of forty-two Airmen departed February 5, 2009 for a six month deployment where they will provide security of crucial military base infrastructure and assets in the Iraq area of responsibility. The second half of their team will join them later this month. Members of the 171st Security Forces Squadron said their final goodbyes today before boarding a chartered flight that would eventually take them to their deployed base in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Brian Erickson says goodbye to a loved one before leaving for Iraq. (U. S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ann Young)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Ann Young
VIRIN: 090205-F-2552Y-106.JPG
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