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104th Airman Homecoming

The 104th Airmen coming home to cheers and lots of hugs from anxiously waiting family and friends at Bradley International.

After six months deployed and 2-hours of flight delays the waiting is finally over for 22-members of the 104th Security Forces Squadron and their families.

“I’m so happy now” exclaimed Athena Roncarati.

Athena and Christina Roncarati now have big brother Ben back home.

“How was it being away? It was tough but you get used to it…how did you cope? Skype and things like that” explained Airman Ben Roncarati.

The airmen left for Iraq in February……stationed just outside the Baghdad Airport.

They helped train Iraqi instructors who will train security forces there.

“As the U-S transitions out of Iraq it’s important to set the ground work for those security forces to protect their nation so we teach them the tactics we use” said Major Matthew Mutti.

Kris West and his twin brother both returning from Iraq Monday.

“We did a lot of work there and it’s up to the Iraqi’s now. They’ve got a lot of work ahead of them and I wish them luck” said Airman West.

West says his job there is done now he’s looking forward to doing his job as a dad….he’s happy to get back to his life.

“What’s 1st thing you’re going to do? Ahhhh, get some food” answered West.

“What’s first thing gonna do?? I need a shower” said Roncarati.

“He want’s to go to Texas Roadhouse and get a steak and a beer” explained mom Lynndia Roncarati.


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