Members of the Vermont Air National Guard to Return from Middle East

Members of the Vermont Air National Guard will return to the Green Mountain State, after serving three months in the Middle East, according to a press release.

Guard officials did not give a specific date, but said members would return at the end of February.

When reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Captain Tracy Morris, spokesperson for the Air Guard, said the mission went smoothly, and there were no reported injuries. Morris said for safety and security reasons, she could not release if the airmen were flying directly home.

The 158th Fighter Wing was deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve—a U.S. led effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

While overseas, members helped with air-to-ground attacks, guard officials said.

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