- Title: GERMANY: MEMBERS OF U.S 86RH AIRWING EXPEDITIONARY GROUP RETURN FROM WAR IN IRAQ
- Date: 16th May 2003
- Summary: (W8) RAMSTEIN, GERMANY (MAY 16, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) (NIGHT SCENES) 1. SLV RAMSTEIN AIR BASE SIGN 0.06 2. CLOSE OF PLANE TAXIING 0.14 3. WIDE OF U.S AIR FORCE PLANE ON TARMAC 0.17 4. SMV GROUND CREW MEMBER SIGNALLING PLANE TP STOP 0.21 5. VARIOUS, OF U.S. TROOPS STANDING TO ATTENTION IN FRONT OF A PLANE (2 SHOTS) 0.27 6. WIDE/ PAN OF FAMILIES OF THE TROOPS AWAITING THEIR ARRIVAL 0.37 7. VARIOUS, U.S. TROOPS BEING WELCOMED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS (2 SHOTS) 0.58 8. SMV U.S SOLDIER AND WOMAN EMBRACING 1.07 9. VARIOUS, U.S TROOPS GREETING THEIR FAMILIES (2 SHOTS) 1.28 10. SMV U.S SOLDIER AND HIS YOUNG SON 1.34 11. VARIOUS OF MILITARY BAND PLAYING (4 SHOTS) 1.43 12. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (English) BERNADETTE PEREZ BADILEO SAYING: "I'm so happy, really happy, very excited, finally I have my husband home." 1.51 13. SMV (SOUNDBITE) (English) SERGEANT OMAR PEREZ BADILEO OF THE 86TH AIRWING WITH THEIR SON DIEGO SAYING: "I waited for this for about two months now, and I can't describe how it feels. I would never have thought it would feel this great. He's awesome (his son), I have him back." 2.07 14. SMV COUPLE EMBRACING 2.14 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 31st May 2003 13:00
- Location: RAMSTEIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVABX9325WMASFAXGC1AST1MLYXT
- Story Text: Members of the U.S. 86th Airwing serving in Iraq for
the past two months have returned to their families at
Ramstein Airbase in southwestern Germany.
Members of the United States Air Force's Expeditionary
Contingency Response Group (ECRG), returned to Germany to a
reception with friends and family at Ramstein on Friday (May
All of the troops had been based at Harir airfield, near
Bashur, in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, before moving to
Kirkuk later in the campaign.
Some of the personnel had accompanied paratroopers from the the 173rd
Airborne who parachuted took the airfield on March 27, 2003.
The ECRG is made up of specialists in various fields
including security, communications, medics and weather in
addition to airport management personnel.
Their job was to secure the airfield and set up normal airport
U.S. Air Force cargo planes later used the airfield for
delivering heavy machinery including tanks and armored
personel carriers as well as humanitarian aid for the
population of northern Iraq.
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