Army National Guard Sgt. Danny Martinez, who is a San Diego resident and serves as a medic for the 315th Engineers Vertical Construction Company, California NG, March Air Reserve Base, is welcomed home Nov. 5, by his girlfriend, Michaela Kimball, after his almost year-long deployment to Kuwait.
Army National Guard Spc. Adiel Marquez, 315th Engineers Vertical Construction Company, California NG, March Air Reserve Base, returns home to wife, Denisse, and his three-month-old daughter, Penelope, after nearly a year-long separation. Marquez said his daughter was born during the deployment, but he was able to come home on leave shortly after her birth, after which he returned to Kuwait to finish his deployment. “After 334 days away we get to meet again,” he said. “Now we are three.”
Claudia Avila stands ready to cheer for her husband’s arrival Nov. 5, while waiting for the bus outside the Army National Guard Armory at March Air Reserve Base. Avila, along with father-in-law, Raphael Sr., and daughter Allison, 2, waited for the bus filled with returning Soldiers made its way to where waiting loved ones stood with signs. Her husband, Army National Guard Sgt. Raphael Avila, was deployed with the 315th Vertical Construction Company.