Members of 94th Airlift Wing return to Dobbins
by Fox 5 Atlanta
September 21, 2012 03:02 PM | 2886 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Dobbins ARB Fire Department forms a water arch for the returning soldiers of the 94th Airlift Wing on Friday morning after serving in the Middle East for the past four months.  STAFF/LAURA MOON.
The Dobbins ARB Fire Department forms a water arch for the returning soldiers of the 94th Airlift Wing on Friday morning after serving in the Middle East for the past four months. STAFF/LAURA MOON.
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94th Airlift Wing Homecoming
Lizette Prater of Powder Springs and her sons Luke, in white, and Wes, in blue get excited as the C-130 arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta with her husband Staff Sgt. Matthew Prater who has been serving in the Middle East for the past four months.  STAFF/LAURA MOON.
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MARIETTA - Dozens of members of the 94th Airlift Wing returned to Dobbins Air Reserve Base on Friday.

The unit has been deployed to the Southwest Asia for four months, flying many of their missions in combat. Community leaders, wives, children and grandparents greeted the 53 men and women of the wing with a welcome home ceremony.

"Very surreal, very surreal. It is almost unimaginable. Very exciting. Four months ago I was praying a different prayer and today I'm very excited, bubbly, and just thankful, very thankful," said Amber Harrell, a wife of one of the returning reservists.

Officials with wing say another 100 reservists will be returning home over the course of the next few days.

The 94th Airlift Wing recruits and trains Air Force reservists to help transport cargo and personnel in and out of remote locations. The reservists can also deliver paratroopers and equipment by airdrop during combat.

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