Stories of a deployment: The journey to Afghanistan with the WV Air Guard

Anna Sale traveled to Afghanistan with the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing. She’s now on her way back to West Virginia. Throughout her trip she’s filed stories for West Virginia Public Radio, and chronicled the unit’s experiences through this daily blog. 

Making a marriage work through uncertainty of war
By Anna Sale

We hear a lot of stories about the toll military service takes on families at home. What we don’t hear as much about are military families where both the husband and wife are deployed. Kirk and Dawn Teufel are one such couple. They military has always been a part of their relationship. Dawn works full-time with the WV Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston. She’s a flight navigator. Kirk is a pilot for C-130 airplanes. They have a 2 year-old daughter. They both were deployed to Afghanistan this spring. Dawn left first, and served 45 days at Bagram Air Field. Kirk was deployed to Afghanistan a month and a half later. They spent two and a half days together.Then, Dawn came home. Anna Sale traveled with Kirk and other members of the 130th to Afghanistan, and sat next to Dawn on the plane ride home.

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