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Langley Raptors Return Home

Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist, 192nd Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, proposes to his girlfriend Ashley Branham, after returning from a six-month deployment from the Middle East with the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist, 192nd Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, proposes to his girlfriend Ashley Branham, after returning from a six-month deployment from the Middle East with the 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Family of Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist, holds a welcome home sign, celebrating his return from the Middle East at Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. Greenquist is a low observable technician from the 192nd Maintenance Squadron and was deployed with the 1st Fighter Wing for six months. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Family of Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist, holds a welcome home sign, celebrating his return from the Middle East at Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. Greenquist is a low observable technician from the 192nd Maintenance Squadron and was deployed with the 1st Fighter Wing for six months. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Airmen assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing return home after a 6-month deployment to the Middle East, Oct. 12, 2017. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Airmen assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing return home after a 6-month deployment to the Middle East, Oct. 12, 2017. The deployment consisted of F-22 Raptors and Airmen representing the 1st FW in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Chamber, 1st Maintenance Squadron metals technology technician, hugs his new born baby Xanthe, who he has never met, after his return from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in participation of Operation Inherent Resolve, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017.  Spencer, was deployed with members of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and Virginia Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Chamber, 1st Maintenance Squadron metals technology technician, hugs his new born baby Xanthe, who he has never met, after his return from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in participation of Operation Inherent Resolve, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. Spencer, was deployed with members of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and Virginia Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist, 
192nd Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, kisses his fiancé  Ashley Branham, after she accepted his proposal to marry her at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. Greenquist just returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East with the 1st Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Virginia Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeff Greenquist, 192nd Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, kisses his fiancé Ashley Branham, after she accepted his proposal to marry her at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017. Greenquist just returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East with the 1st Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Over 70 members assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group and 149th Operations Squadron returned to Langley Air Force Base October 12, 2017, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“We’re proud of the work our Airmen have done and are continuing to do,” said 192nd FW Commander Col. Frank J. Lobash.

“These citizen Airmen are your neighbors in the community that, on a moment’s notice, get the call to serve our Nation. This is why we do what we do every day in the Virginia Air National Guard and keep our Airmen ready and trained to make the mission happen,” said Lobash.

The 192nd FW deployed together with personnel from the 1st FW’s 27th Fighter Squadron and the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. The 192nd Intelligence Squadron supported the effort here, providing battle damage assessments and other intelligence to the team on the ground.

 “When we go to combat, it is truly a total force effort with our 192nd FW partners,” said U.S. Air Force 1st FW Commander Col. Jason T. Hinds.

Some F-22s remained in Europe as part of the European Deterrence Initiative.

While in the Europe, the F-22s will also forward deploy from the United Kingdom to other NATO bases to maximize training opportunities, demonstrate our steadfast commitment to NATO allies and deter any actions that destabilize regional security.