Va. Air National Guard Firefighters Bid Farewell To Friends And Family

Firefighters from the Virginia Air National Guard Fire & Rescue Department in Sandston Virginia bid an emotional farewell to family and friends on December 19, 2004 for a 4 month deployment to an undisclosed location in Iraq.

These Firefighters are members of the 192nd Fighter Wing based at Richmond International Airport and are career Firefighters with several local jurisdictions, including Chesterfield Co. and Henrico Co. Fire Departments.

Keeping in the tradition of the military and the fire service, these brave men are sacrificing everything to ensure the safety of our troops during a time of war and are doing so unselfishly.

Please pray for their safe return and keep their families, friends, and brother firefighters in your thoughts.