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Operation Homecoming

Returning Reservists from Duke Field's 919th Special Operations Wing, along with their active-duty counterparts from Hurlburt Field, deplane and cross Hurlburt's tarmac toward awaiting family members April 6.  Known as Operation Homecoming, the Hurlburt event reunited returning warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Adam Duckworth)

Returning Reservists from Duke Field's 919th Special Operations Wing, along with their active-duty counterparts from Hurlburt Field, deplane and cross Hurlburt's tarmac toward awaiting family members April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the Hurlburt event reunited returning warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Adam Duckworth)

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Christopher Stegner from Duke Field's 711th Special Operations Squadron, is welcomed home by his sons Evan (left) and Andrew and wife Jennifer inside a hangar at Hurlburt Field April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the event reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Adam Duckworth)

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Christopher Stegner from Duke Field's 711th Special Operations Squadron, is welcomed home by his sons Evan (left) and Andrew and wife Jennifer inside a hangar at Hurlburt Field April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the event reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Adam Duckworth)

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Christopher Snider from Duke Field's 711th Special Operations Squadron hugs his wife Christina inside a hangar at Hurlburt Field April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the event reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Christopher Snider from Duke Field's 711th Special Operations Squadron hugs his wife Christina inside a hangar at Hurlburt Field April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the event reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Tom Miller, 919th Special Operations Wing, receives a welcome home hug from his wife Linda inside a hangar at Hurlburt Field April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the event reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Tom Miller, 919th Special Operations Wing, receives a welcome home hug from his wife Linda inside a hangar at Hurlburt Field April 6. Known as Operation Homecoming, the event reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Pipe Sgt. Bob Andruss (left) and Pipe Maj. Bob Horner of the Destin-based 23rd Highlanders pipe and drum band play "Scotland the Brave" on the tarmac at Hurlburt Field April 6.  The musicians volunteered to perform during Operation Homecoming, an event that reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Pipe Sgt. Bob Andruss (left) and Pipe Maj. Bob Horner of the Destin-based 23rd Highlanders pipe and drum band play "Scotland the Brave" on the tarmac at Hurlburt Field April 6. The musicians volunteered to perform during Operation Homecoming, an event that reunited returning Duke Field and Hurlburt warfighters with family, fellow Airmen and local civic leaders following lengthy deployments in support of operations in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)