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July 22, 2011

Mobilization

PHOTO: Soldiers take their first steps onto U.S. soil as they deplane from an aircraft at Volk Field. Photo by Tom Michele Welcome home

Soldiers take their first steps (top) onto U.S. soil as they deplane from an aircraft at Volk Field, after returning from their Operation Enduring Freedom mission this past year. Sgt. Antonio Santiago (bottom) has a cell phone to his ear while he checks in with his laptop on the ramp at Volk Field. The Soldiers are with the 168th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division. The 2nd, 34th comprises much of the Iowa Army National Guard. They redeployed through Fort McCoy for a week of demobilization records and medical checks.

Photos by Tom Michele

PHOTO: Sgt. Antonio Santiago has a cell phone to his ear while he checks in with his laptop on the ramp at Volk Field. Photo by Tom Michele

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