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Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Politz, a mobile facility technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, hugs his daughter, Lorelai, at the MALS-40 homecoming, March 26. Politz’s wife, Sinead, pictured left, and their daughter were one of many families anxiously awaiting the arrival of their leathernecks.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

MALS-40 Marines return to Cherry Point following Afghanistan deployment

26 Mar 2010 | Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

Sinead Politz kisses her daughter, Lorelai, at the return of Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Politz, a mobile facility technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, March 26. Politz was one of nearly 100 MALS-40 Marines who returned home from their deployment to Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Politz, a mobile facility technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, hugs his daughter, Lorelai, at the MALS-40 homecoming, March 26. Politz’s wife, Sinead, pictured left, and their daughter were one of many families anxiously awaiting the arrival of their leathernecks.

Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Politz, a mobile facility technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, kisses his 6-month-old daughter, Lorelai, at the MALS-40 return, March 26, at Cherry Point’s chapel. Politz deployed to Afghanistan shortly after his daughter was born.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Arthur LeBlanc II, an avionics officer with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, and his wife, Maggie, hug for the first time since his deployment began, March 26, at Cherry Point’s chapel. Some MALS-40 Marines have been deployed to Afghanistan for nearly a year.

Family and friends gather at the air station chapel to welcome home Marines of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, March 26. MALS-40, a composite unit of logistics squadrons from East Coast Marine Corps air stations, was created to support operations in Afghanistan.

Maggie LeBlanc, wife of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Arthur LeBlanc II, an avionics officer with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 40, hugs her granddaughter Chloe Banks, while waiting for her husband to return at the Cherry Point chapel, March 26. Nearly 100 Marines from MALS-40 returned from supporting operations in Afghanistan.

 


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