Operation Iraqi Freedom Homecoming

Staff Sgt Ronald Mirenda is greeted warmly by well-wishers upon his return from deployment Sept. 9. Segeant Mirenda and other returning unit members were treated to ceremony to mark the return of the last 908th Airlift Wing C-130 aircraft, aircrews and maintenance personnel from Southwest Asia. The Montgomery, Ala.,- based Air Force Reserve unit is nearing the end of a two-year activation that began in late-November 2003 supporting the Global War on Terrorism. At one point more than 400 of the units Reservists (about one-third of the 908th's total membership) were serving at stateside and overseas locations, supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Most deployments consisted primarily of maintenance and flying operations personnel; however, unit reservists from virtually all specialties including security forces, medical, services, transportation, and aerial port personnel have served as well. Photo by Jeffery Melvin, 908th AW Public Affairs

PHOTO BY: Jeffery Melvin, th AW Public Affairs
VIRIN: 050909-F-8576M-407.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.