Additional Kentucky Air National Guard troops return home after completing Haitian earthquake relief mission

Staff Sgt. Raymond Graves, right, kisses his daughter Jennifer, 4, at the Kentucky Air National Guard following his return from the Dominican Republic as part of the Haitian earthquake relief effort. The airmen operated a new air base. (By Sam Upshaw Jr., The Courier-Journal) Feb. 26, 2010

CONTACT: Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, 502-352-8008

WHO: Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group
WHAT: Return from Haitian earthquake relief mission
WHERE: Kentucky Air National Guard Base, Grade Lane, Louisville, Ky.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m. March 1, 2010

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The remaining members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group are returning home following five weeks in the Dominican Republic supporting humanitarian relief operations in Haiti.

Media are invited to attend the initial return of aircraft scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 1.

NOTE: The actual arrival time is subject to change. Media planning to attend should call Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, 502-352-8008.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY to allow for processing through security and to set up your equipment. A photo ID is required to gain access to the airbase.

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