6 More Guam Guard members Coming Home

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Guam – 6 more members of the 254th Security Forces Squadron, Guam Air National Guard are arriving over the next two days following their six-month long deployment to the Middle East.

The Airmen were deployed to Iraq in June. Two of the 18-man 254th SFS team had returned several days ago. The next six are expected to return to Guam over the next couple of days.

The Airmen have been returning in smaller teams due to the limited number of seats available on flights departing their current area of operations. The other members are slated to return over the next two weeks.

The team conducted air base ground defense missions which included perimeter patrols and security for base entry points.

The 254th Security Forces Squadron was officially stood up in 2005. All of the more than 90 members of the unit have been deployed to various locations throughout U.S Pacific Air Forces area of operations. They have also supported such missions as Operation Jump Start in the southwestern United States and been deployed to Louisiana in support of Hurricane Katrina recovery operations.

The squadron’s first Air Expeditionary Force rotation was to Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia in 2007.