Steel City Airmen wrap-up successful deployment

Staff Sgt. Brian E. Connelly, with daughter Kailyn at his side, speaks with local reporters immediately after reuniting with his family, Jan 17, 2013, following his return from a four-month long deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While in Southwest Asia unit members provided critical tactical airlift to the Arabian Gulf, Africa, and Afghanistan. Over the course of the four-month deployment the squadron flew more than 800 sorties, flying more than 2,000 combat hours and moving approximately 6,000 passengers, 3,000 short tons of cargo, 300 patients, and 129 distinguished visitors. Equally impressive, the operations, maintenance, and support team achieved a 98 percent mission effectiveness rate and a 100 percent mission completion rate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph E. Bridge/Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Joseph E. BridgeReleased
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