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Over 80 members of 171st Refueling Wing return home after deployment

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Over 80 members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 171st Refueling Wing came home after being deployed for more than 60 days.

They spent their time somewhere in southwestern Asia to support Operation Enduring Sentinel.

The members will get to enjoy some time off before getting back to work and preparing for the unit’s 75th anniversary.

The unit was formed in 1947 at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

According to its website, the primary mission is to provide in-flight refueling to Department of Defense and NATO aircraft.

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