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212th Engineering Installation Squadron returns from Afghanistan

Barnes Air National Guard Base, 104 Fighter Wing - Westfield, Mass -- The Massachusetts National Guard welcomed home 27 Airmen from the 212th Engineer Installation Squadron (EIS), Massachusetts Air National Guard, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Bradley International Airport. They arrived home at 11:15 p.m. to a warm welcome from families and friends.

The 212th EIS based out of Milford Massachusetts, upgrades, restores, and installs fixed cyber communication infrastructure systems to include towers, telephone, computer, radio, radar, video and air traffic control landing systems for Air Force and DoD customers Worldwide.

For the past six months, 212th EIS teams have been deployed to Afghanistan, to design and install enhanced cyber communication systems and capabilities, providing war fighters with state of the art, resilient communications systems needed to sustain successful operations.

This arrival was an informal homecoming where service members reunited with their family, friends and community. A formal welcome home ceremony will be held at a later date.