The Nevada Air National Guard continued its training exercises on base on Sunday, and welcomed home a few dozen airmen who were serving overseas.
More than 270 guardsmen trained all weekend long. The goal is for them be ready to perform their war time duties.
"It's necessary because we may find ourselves in this position, and we have to be able to do our jobs," says Lt. Col. Dave Clark.
Important, Lt. Col. Clark says, because this unit deploys frequently.
"It's one thing to read the book and actually try and comprehend it, and it's another thing to actually do it and see how it works together when everyone's thrown in on it," says Genesee Roberts, a part of the guard's security forces.
Training was cut short though, because just after 1 p.m., 35 members of guard's 152nd Airlift Wing returned home after four months in Kuwait.
"It's always good to be back," says Spencer Trehal, a pilot who returned home. "Always looking for some personal space, time, and a good meal."
Trehal's parents were at the base to greet him.
"Once they're here, and okay, you get to touch them, then it's all okay," says Adella Trehal, Spencer's mom. "And, your pride just swells from within."
This wasn't Spencer's first deployment, but he says it never becomes routine.
"The process is the same every time," he says. "It never gets any easier."
This was the unit's third deployment in four years, with everyone making it home safely.
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:59 AM EDT2013-05-23 06:59:26 GMT
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