More S.D. Air National Guard deployed
Sixty airmen from various units throughout the 114th Fighter Wing departed Joe Foss Field on Saturday, October 7, for an undisclosed operating location in Southwest Asia.
They were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the United States Air Force's Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) rotation plan. These deploying members will join the 74 airmen who deployed on September 11, 2006. Together, the two groups will provide the advance preparations for an additional 180 members still to be deployed at an undetermined date later this month.
Return dates for the airmen will vary; however, all will remain deployed for 45 days or longer. The 314 deployed personnel will support Air National Guard F-16 fighter operations in the region.