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Lt. Col. Frank Daldine receives a much-needed, welcome-home hug June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., upon returning from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Lt. Colonel Frank Daldine receives a much-needed, welcome-home hug June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., upon returning from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A 919th Maintenance Group crew chief marshals in a Combat Talon returning home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 reservists and two Combat Talons from Duke Field returned home June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A 919th Maintenance Group crew chief marshals in a Combat Talon returning home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 reservists and two Combat Talons from Duke Field returned home June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Family members wait for their loved ones to exit the 919th Special Operations Wing Combat Talon June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Family members wait for their loved ones to exit the 919th Special Operations Wing Combat Talon June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A wife and daughter watch a 919th Special Operations Wing Combat Talon return home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 reservists and two Combat Talons from Duke Field returned home June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A wife and daughter watch a 919th Special Operations Wing Combat Talon return home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 reservists and two Combat Talons from Duke Field returned home June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

919th Special Operations Wing reservists exit a Combat Talon while another taxis in at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

919th Special Operations Wing reservists exit a Combat Talon while another taxis in at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A father from the 919th Special Operations Wing, carries around his son upon returning from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

A father from the 919th Special Operations Wing, carries around his son upon returning from an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Tech Sgt. Aaron McCutcheon, 919th Maintenance Group, checks out the “welcome home” sign his two sons made for him upon returning from an Operation Iraqi Freedom June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Tech Sgt. Aaron McCutcheon, 919th Maintenance Group, checks out the “welcome home” sign his two sons made for him upon returning from an Operation Iraqi Freedom June 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.)

Lieutenant Col. Bud Barth hugs his daughter, Jessie, moments after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Cheryl Foster)

Lieutenant Col. Bud Barth hugs his daughter, Jessie, moments after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Cheryl Foster)

A 919th Special Operations Wing war returnee and his wife head for home moments after his arrival at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Cheryl Foster)

A 919th Special Operations Wing war returnee and his wife head for home moments after his arrival at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 6. More than 70 Airmen from Duke Field returned home from their deployment June 5 and 6. Friends, family, co-workers and community leaders came out to greet them and welcome the Airmen home. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt. Cheryl Foster)