by Morgan Montalvo
A contingent of more than 20 Air Force Reservists are back home following a six-month deployment to Southeast Asia in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
All are logistics specialists assigned to the 26th and 74th Aerial Port Squadrons.
Both units are attached to the 433rd Airlift Wing headquartered at Joint Base Lackland, says Col. David Scott, the 433rd's vice commander.
"Their main responsibility is to ensure the movement of cargo and passengers throughout the theater of operations," Scott tells News Radio 1200 WOAI. "They load airplanes, they calculate the load plan for the aircraft," primarily the giant Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy, which the 433rd operates.
For most of the group this was a first-time deployment, says Scott. The reservists served at air bases in Afghanistan, Iraq and other friendly countries in the region, he says.