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September 27, 2012

Till they all come home…

MCAS Yuma welcomes Avengers advance party

Photos by Cpl. Aaron Diamant
Desert Warrior Staff

The families of approximately 20 Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 211 waited with excitement and smiles as their Avengers returned from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, Sept. 22. The group was an advance party, responsible for setting up everything the rest of the squadron will need upon their arrival at a later date.

Capt. Adam Faul, a Marine Attack Squadron 211 AV-8B Harrier pilot, leans in to give his wife Lauren a kiss after returning from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Faul and approximately 20 other Avengers returned to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma the morning of Sept. 22, part of an advance team responsible for setting up everything the rest of the squadron will need upon their arrival. “I’m very excited and relieved to have him home,” said Lauren. “It’s been a long deployment.” The squadron was touched by tragedy Sept. 14, after an attack on their positions at Camp Bastion killed two Marines and injured several others.

Capt. Adam Faul, a Marine Attack Squadron 211 AV-8B Harrier pilot, plays with his son Mack after returning from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. “It’s great to be back,” said Faul. “It has been a roller coaster week for us, but it is very exciting to be home.” The hangar was full of smiles as families reunited after seven long months apart.




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