Dozens of airmen returned to Delaware following a four-month rotation to Afghanistan, with another 14 heading out on another deployment. About 130 members of the Delaware Air National Guard’s 166th Airlift Wing are returning from a 120 day rotation in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel — the continued US military mission in Afghanistan. Four C-130Hs are returning back from the deployment as well. The base on April 10 will hold a ceremony for the airmen who are returning from the deployment. Four of the unit’s C-130Hs and more than 150 airmen are still deployed to Afghanistan, and will return over the next six months, according to a 166th Airlift Wing release. The airmen flew cargo and troops throughout Afghanistan, along with Iraq and southwest Asia. Fourteen separate airmen, members of the 166th’s aeromedical evacuation mission, are deploying April 10 to various overseas and stateside missions, according to the release.
Sept. 29, 2023
A week after publishing a report on unhealthy and unsafe living conditions found in military barracks across the services, the Government Accountability Office released a follow-up study on improving oversight of conditions for both government-owned barracks and privatized housing.