Guard's 114th Fighter Wing welcomed home


SIOUX FALLS (AP) – Three-hundred-35 members of the South Dakota Air National Guard are welcomed home in Sioux Falls.

The 114th Fighter Wing's homecoming celebration Sunday in Sioux Falls had been delayed since December because of the weather. The fighter wing members were deployed to Afghanistan, Qatar and Germany.

First Sgt. Carrie Kunkel tells KSFY-TV that it's hard being away from family, but at the same time they're proud to serve their country. Kunkel has been in the Air Guard for 18 years.

The 114th Fighter Wing was away for four months.