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US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) James Ahlstrom, 109th Air Control Squadron (ACS), Utah Air National Guard (UTANG), Utah (UT), gives his daughter Emily one last hug before deploying to the Middle East in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. This is the third time in three years that this Air National Guard (ANG) unit activated to augment deployed active duty forces

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) James Ahlstrom, 109th Air Control Squadron (ACS), Utah Air National Guard (UTANG), Utah (UT), gives his daughter Emily one last hug before deploying to the Middle East in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. This is the third time in three years that this Air National Guard (ANG) unit activated to augment deployed active duty forces

 
 
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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Salt Lake City Iap

State: Utah (UT)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Major Command Shown: CENTCOM

Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Burke Baker, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
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Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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12/11/2003
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The U.S. National Archives
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