Lakenheath airmen return from Afghanistan deployment
A poster hangs from a baby stroller while families and friends wait for about 40 airmen to land at RAF Mildenhall, England, from a deployment to Afghanistan, on Sept. 18, 2013. While deployed to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the airmen provided more than 100 medical evacuations.
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RAF MILDENHALL, England — About 100 airmen from the 56th Rescue Squadron and 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have begun returning to RAF Lakenheath from a three-month deployment to Bagram Airfield.
The airmen were assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in Afghanistan.
About 40 airmen landed at RAF Mildenhall on Wednesday and another approximately 30 landed early Thursday, an official said. The airmen are landing at Mildenhall due to runway work at RAF Lakenheath, where they are stationed.
While deployed, they performed more than 100 medical evacuations, according to a news release.