Air Guard to honor deployed airmen

Air Guard to honor deployed airmen
Nashville – Since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, more than 20,000 Tennessee Air and Army National Guard Airmen and Soldiers have deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism. This Saturday, Sept. 18, more than 750 members of the Air National Guard’s 118th Airlift Wing will be honored for their service at a “Hometown Heroes” award ceremony at Berry Field Air National Guard Base in Nashville. The ceremonies will be held at the main hanger beginning at 10 a.m. The program recognizes Airmen who deployed for more than 30 consecutive days for Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and all other contingency operations. Each Airman will receive a cherry wood-encased letter of appreciation signed by Gen. Craig. R. McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, and the Air Guard’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Richard Smith.
For more information on this weekend’s Hometown Heroes ceremonies, contact 1st Lt. John Fesler at 615-428-3628.

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