38 Arizona airmen set to return home Thursday

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PHOENIX -- Thirty-eight airmen from the Arizona Air National Guard are set to return to Arizona on Thursday morning from a deployment to Kyrgyzstan.

The mission of the Phoenix-based Security Forces Squadron was to secure U.S. Air Force and coalition forces and resources supporting air mobility operations.

The unit was responsible for base defense through mobile response and patrols, fixed posts, law enforcement and entry control. They also trained local military in base defense methods.

The unit will return at 9 a.m. to Terminal 4 of Sky Harbor International Airport, where family, fellow Airmen, and others will greet them in a welcome-home ceremony.

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