Saturday, June 18, 2011

Welcome home, Soldier

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers from Madison-based 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment after they landed at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wis., Friday afternoon, June 17, 2011. The return marked the end of their tour of duty in Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. They were mobilized in June 2010.

Excited family members and friends of the Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers watch their loved ones approach on foot after landing.

Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers from Madison-based 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment disembark their airplane.

From left, Maj. Kurt Southworth of Reedsburg, Maj. Matt Strub of Hubertus and Sgt. 1st Class Miles McChesney of Waunakee, all Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers from Madison-based 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment walk on the tarmac towards their families.

Sgt. Emily Cash, a Cross Plains native now in Oshkosh, reunites with her daughter Isabel, 3.
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