Monday, August 1, 2011

CA National Guard Members Return Home

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (KTLA) -- It was an emotional homecoming for hundreds of California National Guard members who returned home after a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

More than 300 members of the 1-140th Aviation Battalion were greeted with cheers and hugs as they arrived at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Monday.

The guardsmen and woman helped to repair, refuel and arm helicopters as well as provide transport for troops and VIPs as part of Task Force Long Knife.

Pilots with the 1-140th have logged some 20,000 hours of total flight time.

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