This year at least 40 families in Western New York will be able to celebrate Veterans Day with their personal hero as the 107th Airlift Wing return home.

The airmen and women spent the past four months in a undisclosed location in southwest Asia as part of Operation Enduring Freedom for the New York National Gaurd. And today they are home safe and sound, knowing their mission is accomplished.

107th wing

The 107th received a new mission which replaces their work with the C 130 with the MQ 9. The MQ 9 is an unmanned remote controlled aircraft used to strike enemy targets and collect intelligence.