Military honors

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 3, 2013 

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda Harrell of Beaufort was greeted by service members and families Jan. 19 in Italy after she returned from a six-month deployment in southwest Asia.

  • Harrell is a part of the 603rd Air Control Squadron, one of two Air Force theater air-control systems in Europe.

    The squadron is being inactivated as part of an effort to help meet Budget Control Act resource levels.

    Since the squadron's deployment in July, it has controlled 129,000 miles of airspace, assisted in 50,000 combat missions, controlled 41,000 aircraft and supported three rescue missions.

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