Heroes welcomed home
By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 20, 2013
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A total of 18 members from the 45th Civil Engineer Squadorn returned to Melbourne Interational Airport Feb.16 after a six-month deployement to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.
Among those deployed were Staff Sgt. Alexander Colburn, an Electrical Journeyman, who was greeted by his wife Holly and 10-month-old daughter Haliey; and Staff Sgt. Jason Lester, a Power Pro Journeyman, who was welcomed by his wife Yvonne and his 2-year-old daughter Ja'Nelle.
The 45th Civil Engineer Squadron commander was also there to welcome the returning Airmen.
"Once again, members of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron have not only made our unit proud, but, more importantly, they have done our service proud with another tremendous effort during this six-month-long deployment to Afghanistan," said Lt. Col. Susan Riordan-Smith, commander, 45th CES. "It's Airmen like you who make a difference, and we are all so glad you are back home with us and your families. This was a job well-done!" she said.