Delaware Air National Guardsmen will be heading to Southwest Asia next week. About 100 Air National Guardsmen from the 166th Airlift Wing will serve 4 months in the Southwest Asia combat zone in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. They’ll leave New Castle on Tuesday and Thursday – and will serve alongside fellow Air Guardsmen from the 136th Airlift Wing out of Texas. The Delaware troops are from the 166th Operations Group, which includes all C-130 aircrew and other airmen and the 166th Maintenance Group, who maintain and repair the aircraft.
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