Idaho Airmen Set To Return From Afghanistan, Other Troops Remain in War Zone

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Approximately 200 airmen, members of the 726th Air Control Squadron, are expected to touch down at Mountain Home Air Base this afternoon, following a seven month deployment to Southwest Asia.

The squadron supported air control operations and direct combat in and around Afghanistan during its deployment.

Approximately 60 more troops, members of Company A, 1-168 General Support Aviation Battalion of the Idaho Natural Guard, remain in Afghanistan. The soldiers, all from the Treasure Valley, deployed in May for a 10-month mission. They're operating UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters, also a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.