Moody Airmen Return Home From Afghanistan [GALLERY]

7/25/2013 - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christine Schairer (right) embraces U.S. Army Warrant Officer Alan Harwell after he proposed to her during an 822nd Base Defense Squadron deployment return at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 24, 2013. Schairer was one of 110 Airmen from the 822nd BDS returning from a six-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel/Released)
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Press Release: Moody Air Force Base

822nd BASE DEFESE SQUADRON DEPLOYMENT RETURN

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Approximately 110 Airmen from the 822nd Base Defense Squadron, a unit within the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing, returned home to Moody this week after a six-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

While deployed, the squadron patrolled 172 square miles, securing 36,000 people and $3.5 billion worth of assets. The unit also trained and mentored nine Afghan police districts and conducted more than 1,000 village engagements with village elders.

The 93d AGOW conducts offensive and defensive ground combat operations to protect expeditionary aerospace forces with an airborne capability. At a moment's notice, they provide worldwide deployable, "first-in," fully integrated, multi-disciplined capabilities and provide the joint force commander airborne, air-mobile, air-land, and over-land insertion capability, and remain the joint expert on integration of air power and combat weather support to ground forces. They also provide Joint Force Commanders with expertise on the integration of air power and extend the Theater Air Control System for the Joint Forces Air Component Commander.


7/25/2013 - Friends and family gather around a welcome-home sign during an 822nd Base Defense Squadron deployment return at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 24, 2013. Approximately 110 Airmen from the 822nd BDS and 30 Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Security Forces Squadron deployed together in December 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel/Released)
7/25/2013 - U.S. Staff Sgt. Jock Whatley kisses his wife, Chantal, during an 822nd Base Defense Squadron deployment return at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 24, 2013. Approximately 110 Airmen from the 822nd BDS is scheduled to return from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, within a four-day span. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel/Released)
7/25/2013 - U.S. Air Force Col. Samuel Milam, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and other 93d AGOW leadership welcome 822nd Base Defense Squadron Airmen home at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 24, 2013. The Airmen deployed for six months to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel/Released)


 
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