Guard Members Return Tonight

EAST GRANBY, Conn. (AP) _ Twenty-five Connecticut National Guard airmen are returning home from Afghanistan after their unit’s third deployment overseas in the war on terror.

Members of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron are due to arrive at the Bradley Air National Guard base in East Granby at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. They were deployed last July and assigned to the Bagram Airbase to provide base security, check vehicles entering the facility for bombs and counter-insurgency operations.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be at the Guard base to welcome the airmen home. He visited the squadron during his trip to Afghanistan in November.

The Connecticut National Guard has about 200 soldiers and airmen deployed in the war on terror.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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