Bulldogs Arrive at Joint Base Balad, Iraq

Maj. Curt Grayson fills out paperwork shortly after landing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 10. Grayson's home unit, the Minnesota Air National Guard's 179th Fighter Squadron, will carry the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron designation while deployed. Grayson, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, is a native of Esco, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)

An F-16 pilot with the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. fills out paperwork shortly after landing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard's 179th Fighter Squadron, will carry the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron designation while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Maj. Curt Grayson touches down at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 10. Grayson's home unit, the Minnesota Air National Guard's 179th Fighter Squadron, will carry the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron designation while deployed. Grayson is a native of Esco, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. touches down at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard's 179th Fighter Squadron, will carry the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron designation while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Maj. Troy Zierden coasts to a halt after landing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 10. Zierden's home unit, the Minnesota Air National Guard's 179th Fighter Squadron, will carry the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron designation while deployed. Zierden is a native of Duluth, Minn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. touches down at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2008. The Minnesota Air National Guard's 179th Fighter Squadron, will carry the 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron designation while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson)