A two-day snowstorm that has hit New England is delaying the return of a Rhode Island an Air National Guard unit that had been deployed to Southwest Asia.
About 60 airmen from the 143rd Airlift Wing were originally scheduled to return to the Quonset Air National Guard Base on Saturday. The National Guard says they will now arrive home Sunday because of weather conditions. The region is reeling from a deep chill following a lingering storm that dumped several inches of snow.
The airmen had been performing various tasks in the region, including supply missions, humanitarian efforts and combat support.
Col. Robert Germani, vice commander of the Airlift Wing, says the Air National Guard members played a significant role in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He says he's thrilled to welcome them back to their families.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
23 Kenney Drive
Can't find something?
Contact Us • Work With Us • FCC Public File • For problems with the FCC Public File • EEO Public Filings
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.