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NEWS | Oct. 12, 2010

Photo essay: Airmen honor fallen brothers

Fifteen active-duty Airmen began an 860-mile trek Oct. 9 in remembrance of 14 fallen special tactics Airmen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eleven days later, the 15 warrior Airmen will arrive at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Six teams will relay through five states, averaging 15-20 miles per leg. Each team will walk approximately 150 miles during the trek, carrying a 50-pound ruck sack and a commemorative baton engraved with a fallen Airman's name.

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