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167th to host Hometown Heroes on Sunday

December 06, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing will honor more than 250 Airmen on Sunday, Dec. 5 during its Hometown Heroes Salute.
The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Hangar 305 on base. The media is encouraged to attend the event.
Please RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 1 to Staff Sgt. Sherree Grebenstein at 304-616-5023 if you plan to attend. Please plan to arrive for the ceremony by 10 a.m. on Sunday. Check in at the West Gate off Route 11 South with proper press credentials. A member of the 167th Airlift Wing's Public Affairs Office will be on hand to escort you to the ceremony.
About 400 Airmen were honored during the Hometown Heroes Salute last December.  
The Air National Guard's Hometown Heroes Salute is designed to honor Airmen who have served more than 30 days deployed from their home station since Sept. 11, 2001. The program will also recognize Airmen's family members, significant others and their centers of influence.   
In August, 2008, Gen. Craig R. McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, sanctioned the ANG Hometown Heroes Salute recognition program. The purpose of this program is to celebrate and honor Airmen, families, communities and those special supporters who have significantly contributed to supporting our Airmen and ANG's mission.
Airmen honored by the Hometown Heroes Salute will receive a framed HHS coin as well as letter of appreciation for their service. Spouses and significant others will receive an engraved pen and pencil set with children being given unique HHS dog tags.

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