JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Amid family, friends, colleagues and senior leadership, the 108th Wing bid farewell to several Airmen from the 108th Force Support Squadron here today.
The 108th FSS Airmen will be deploying on a six-month tour to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Col. Kevin J. Keehn, 108th WG commander, thanked the families of the Airmen and reminded them of the family support available to them while their loved ones are deployed overseas.
“Thank you for letting us take them away from you for a little while,” said Keehn to the family members. “Don’t be bashful to call for help. We have a family support program here, people in your squadrons and at all levels that can help.”
In addition, Keehn asked the Airmen to look out after one another and thanked them for supporting this mission.
The 108th FSS Airmen will first depart to Virginia and then will fly Saturday to the Middle East to begin their mission.
During the six-month mission, the 108 FSS Airmen will be lodging and feeding all members on the base, working at the fitness center, and also providing off-duty recreational programs for all base personnel.
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