822nd returns from Kuwait

By Rip Prine

roy.prine@gaflnews.com



MOODY AIR FORCE BASE -- The 822nd Security Forces Squadron was scheduled to return late Friday night after completing a 90-day deployment in support of Southern Watch.

About 160 airmen from the unit returned Friday after completing their mission of providing force protection for Air Expeditionary Forces at Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait. The deployment was part of the unit's ongoing mission training. Its return was scheduled and had no relation to the recent attacks that occurred in the United States on Sept. 11.

The 822nd SFS, commanded by Maj. John Derry, is one of two squadrons assigned to the 820th Security Forces Group at Moody AFB. The other squadron is the 821st SFS. The 822nd is scheduled for about a two week stand down period after its return to Moody. After it completes this period, it will return to its normal training schedule, according to Moody AFB officials.



To contact reporter Rip Prine, please call 244-3400, ext. 237.



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