The 181st Fighter Wing is coming Home! Approximately 200 members of the Indiana Air National Guard Unit were deployed to Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey, in late January.
Their mission was to patrol the "No Fly Zone" over Northern Iraq. There had been rumors recently that Turkey no longer wanted American troops in their country. However, Community Manager, Capt. John Puckett said the 181st spent their entire deployment in Incirlik.
"The No Fly Zone" no longer exists," Capt. Puckett said. "So the mission was accomplished and the 181st Fighter Wing is coming home."
All members of the unit are expected to arrive at Indianapolis International Airport at 8 p.m. today.