Table of Contents
· TAG's Message
· Family Appreciation Day
· Wing Welcomes Back Airmen
· 50th Opens Bank
· Mobilization Page
· Acting Governor Salutes Troops
· Saluting the Troops
· Class 48 Wins No-Bell Prize
· Town Holds Parade for Soldiers
· A Word from the Chief
· 108th Participates in Exercise
· Four Changes of Command
· Short Rounds
· GSAB & DSAB Deploy
· Army & Air Enlisted Promotions
· Last Round: Somewhere over Iraq
· Family Assistance Centers & Family Readiness Centers
· Guardlife Homepage

Guardlife - Volume 30, No. 3

Wing Welcomes Back Airmen

By 1st Lt. Luz Aponte, 177FW/PAO, photos by Tech. Sgt Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA

For four hours on Oct. 2, the 177th Fighter Wing's main hangar was transformed
into a World War II USO dance floor. The dance was to honor returning unit members who supported Operations’ Enduring Freedom, SOCEUR, Iraqi Freedom and Joint Forge.

Like the memorable USO-sponsored socials of yesteryear, an orchestra provided live music as more than 500 guests - many in vintage uniforms and too young to
remember the original hangar dances - took to the floor.

"This is a salute to all of our unit members, and especially the ones who have been deployed overseas fighting the global war on terror," stated Col. Brian Webster, Commander, 177th Fighter Wing, “The WWII theme was chosen to honor the members of the greatest generation. They left their jobs, joined the military, went overseas and fought a determined evil enemy in order to free oppressed people, just like we are doing today."