Members of the 130th Airlift Wing are returning home from their recent deployment to Afghanistan. They are members of the same squadron to which our ASC-South, Buddy Palla, belonged before he retired, in fact, he was their Chief. These aircraft maintainers have missed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, etc. with their families, and we will be honored to give them an appropriate welcome home. The assigned RC for this happy mission will be Buddy Palla.(

Date: 10 January 2012

Location: Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV (park in the Short-term lot…it’s free)

Staging Time: 1415-1430

  Please remember to bring your 3×5 flags. Mode of arrival is not important, cage or bike, your choice. No escort will be provided; this will just be a welcome home flag line inside the terminal. NOTE: due to the fact we are dealing with the military, please check your email, or the mission thread, prior to leaving home. Things change, i.e., arrival dates/times/flights/etc.; if you have questions or issues, call the RC at 304-610-1324.