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4 A-10 pilots return to Moody after 6 month deployment

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Four A-10 pilots with the 75th Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base are now back home in South Georgia after six months in Afghanistan.
 
The Airmen landed at Moody around 4:30 Friday afternoon. And despite all the recent talk of the military possibly getting rid of the A-10s, one pilot said he's not worried.
 
"We know we're gonna be taken care of and we have a job and that's what we do," explained Captain Keith Madsen. "So, whether it be in the A-10 or somethin' else, we're gonna do our job."

Shortly after the Airmen landed, they held a small ceremony to recognize one of the pilots, Major Andrew Quinn, being promoted to Lt. Colonel. 

During their deployment, the Airmen provided close-air support for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and fellow Airmen in Afghanistan.
 
More A-10 pilots with the 75th Fighter Squadron will return on Saturday.

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