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Duke Field reservists welcomed back home after deployment

Lt. Col. Thomas Frazier of the 711th Special Operations Squadron receives a overdue hug from his daughter after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  More than 25 Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming party at Duke Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Lt. Col. Thomas Frazier of the 711th Special Operations Squadron receives a overdue hug from his daughter after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. More than 25 Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming party at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Steven and Lillian Olson look for their father's aircraft at Duke Field Aug. 7.  The aircraft, a C-130E Combat Talon I, returned Capt. Michael Olson of the 711th Special Operations Wing and more than 25 other Air Force Reserve Airmen to their families.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Foster)

Steven and Lillian Olson look for their father's aircraft at Duke Field Aug. 7. The aircraft, a C-130E Combat Talon I, returned Capt. Michael Olson of the 711th Special Operations Wing and more than 25 other Air Force Reserve Airmen to their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Foster)

An MC-130 Combat Talon I comes to a stop after returning from a deployment Aug. 7 at Duke Field, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

An MC-130 Combat Talon I comes to a stop after returning from a deployment Aug. 7 at Duke Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Children hold up signs as Air Force Reservists make their way to greet their family after a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  More than 25 Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming gathering at Duke Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Foster)

Children hold up signs as Air Force Reservists make their way to greet their family after a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. More than 25 Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming gathering at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Foster)

Capt. Michael Olson of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, keeps his 4-year-old daughter, Lillian, in his arms after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  Olson, along with 25 other Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back at a homecoming party at Duke Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Capt. Michael Olson of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, keeps his 4-year-old daughter, Lillian, in his arms after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. Olson, along with 25 other Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back at a homecoming party at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A MC-130E Combat Talon I passes over the Duke Field runway before bringing home more than 25 Airmen back to their families after a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A MC-130E Combat Talon I passes over the Duke Field runway before bringing home more than 25 Airmen back to their families after a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Catherine Evers of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, holds her daughter, Amber close after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  Evers did not know her daughter would be at the Duke Field homecoming and was overtaken by emotion when she saw her daughter's face.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Catherine Evers of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, holds her daughter, Amber close after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. Evers did not know her daughter would be at the Duke Field homecoming and was overtaken by emotion when she saw her daughter's face. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A 919th Special Operations Wing maintainer watches as an MC-130 Combat Talon I pulls into its parking spot after returning from a deployment Aug. 7 at Duke Field, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A 919th Special Operations Wing maintainer watches as an MC-130 Combat Talon I pulls into its parking spot after returning from a deployment Aug. 7 at Duke Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman David Mobley of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, runs to embrace his girlfriend after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  Mobley, along with 25 other Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back at a homecoming party at Duke Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman David Mobley of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, runs to embrace his girlfriend after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. Mobley, along with 25 other Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back at a homecoming party at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Master Sgt. Adriana Torres of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, admires her smiling son upon her return from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7.  More than 25 Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming party at Duke Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)
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Master Sgt. Adriana Torres of the 711th Special Operations Squadron, admires her smiling son upon her return from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Aug. 7. More than 25 Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming party at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Family and friends help 919th Special Operations Wing reservists with their bags after they arrived home from a deployment from Southwest Asia Aug. 7.  More than 25 Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming party at Duke Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Foster)
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Family and friends help 919th Special Operations Wing reservists with their bags after they arrived home from a deployment from Southwest Asia Aug. 7. More than 25 Air Force Reserve Airmen were welcomed back home at a homecoming party at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Foster)