D.C. Air National Guard Departing For Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 175 members of the District of Columbia Air National Guard are leaving for Afghanistan.

Pilots, aircraft maintenance crews and other support staff began leaving Friday. The main group of more than 100 members will depart Saturday evening from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Some members of the group are expected to return in late December while others will stay in Afghanistan for longer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • greg bagwell

    the war coming to a close

  • KottaMan

    Be safe, everyone! Oh, can you take the Failure-in-Chief with you?

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