Pittsburgh, PA – While our service members are away, protecting our freedoms, they miss their families and their hometowns… These guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, many of whom as serving from the Pittsburgh area, sent back special messages for their families and friends… and their beloved Pens.

See the full video of the special wishes.

Guardsmen with the 171st Air Refueling Wing participate in shout outs for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins Veterans Day broadcast in front of a KC-135 aircraft at the 171 Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh Pa. Oct. 15, 2017. In sequential order the participants are Senior Master Sgt. Michele Mersing, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hay, Senior Airman Lauren Bates, Lieutenant Joshua Burket, Staff Sgt. Jacob Linsenbigler, Senior Airman Robert Hasenflu, Technical Sgt. Elizabeth Zemba, Technical Sgt. Timothy Ernst, Airman 1st Class Kyle Brooks, Technical Sgt. Michael Fariss, Senior Airman Bryan Hoover, Master Sgt. Heather Helsel. (Group Shot: Brooks, Hay, Bates, Linsenbigler, Burkert, Fariss). (U.S. Air National Guard Video by Senior Airman Bryan Hoover)


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