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Volume 33 Number 1 - Staff & Information

blankCover: New Friends
Senior Airman Tara Cullen, a member of the
177th Security Forces deployed to Kirkuk
Regional Air Base, Iraq, gives a toy to a child
during a recent patrol along the base perimeter.
The items given out were donated by friends
and family members from back home. Turn to
page 6 for the story and more photos. Photo by
Master Sgt. Joseph Iacovone Jr., 177FW/SF.

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Guardlife Staff Editors
Lt. Col. James Garcia
Capt. Jonathan Lapidow
Capt. Yvonne Mays
Capt. Jon Powers
2nd Lt. April Kelly
Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven

Assistant Editor-Production
Tech. Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
Staff Writers/Photographers
Sgt. 1st Class Robert Stephenson
Staff Sgt. Barbara Harbison

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Inside Cover: Ghost Warthogs KC-135E Stratotankers from the 108th Air Refueling Wing prepare to refuel A-10 Warthogs during their deployment to Southwest Asia. The refuelers are part of the North East Tanker Task Force, which is part of the airbridge that supports Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. For the rest of the story about the 108th's involvement in the airbridge turn to page 7. Photo by Lt. Col. Edward Burke 108ARW/OPS



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