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200 members of Wis. Air National Guard return

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Associated Press - November 12, 2009 6:15 AM ET

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - About 200 members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard are scheduled to return to their base in Madison on Thursday afternoon after a two-month deployment in Iraq.

Family and friends are expected to be on hand for a 2 p.m. reception for the members of the 115th Fighter Wing at the Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Madison.

The 115th has previously deployed in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom in December 2004, June 2006 and January 2008.

Their mission was to support ground forces in Iraq with close air support and other combat capabilities. The unit flies and maintains F-16 fighter jets.

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