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Over 160 men and women with 185th return home to heroes welcome

The 185th Wing Commander shaking hands with returning airman. The 185th Wing Commander shaking hands with returning airman.

From Afghanistan to Antarctica members of the 185th Air Refueling Wing were spread far and wide this past year.

The 185th is often asked to send its members overseas in small groups.

Sunday's ceremony honored over 160 airmen who did not receive the traditional "welcome home" ceremony typically associated with the end of a deployment.

The ceremony was led by a procession of the color guard, speeches were read and delivered by local officials, and the returning group was presented with an appreciation certificate from the wing commander.

"It's nice that all of the people that go so often get recognized and it's good for the community to be aware of what the 185th is doing, that were out there supporting the war effort," U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Wulf said.

Other places air guard members served this past year Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Guam. The typical runs from 6 to 9 months.

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