RED HORSE Homecoming
on Saturday, 04 April 2009

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4/3/2009 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Airmen assigned to the 820th RED HORSE Squadron will return from combat duty Monday, April 6 at 3 p.m. here.

The Airmen, who have been deployed for six months to locations throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, will be greeted by family and friends at the Nellis Air Terminal immediately upon arrival.

RED HORSE squadrons provide the Air Force with a highly-mobile civil engineering capability in support of contingency and special operations worldwide. They are self-sufficient, mobile squadrons that provide construction support such as runway repair, electrical upgrades and equipment transport. RED HORSE squadrons also build lodging facilities, storage areas and operational buildings in deployed environments.

Many of the returning Airmen are participants in the support program called "Adopt an Airman," which partnered deploying Airmen with members of the community prior to their departure in September 2008. During their six-month deployment, Airmen received support from their community partners by way of care packages, letters and pictures from home. The parties will be reunited on Monday, and celebrate the Airmen's service and their safe return home to Clark County.

More than 290 RED HORSE Airmen will return to the area Monday, which will add to the more than 130 Security Forces personnel who returned to Nellis April 1.

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