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Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Staff Sgt. Nolan Brandt, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, holds his son Samuel, 1-years-old, after returning from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. This deployment showcased that the 317th AW is able to conduct their mission on a global scale even though the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Tech. Sgt. Careen Lewis, 7 Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance NCO in charge, left, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Pitman, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, right, walk off of the flightline with their children Caiya, 4-years-old, and Luca, 2-years-old, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Family members have access to a multitude of resources across the base to help them while their military spouses are deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Airman 1st Class Robert Lucero, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, holds his daughter, Riley 1-years-old, after returning home from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Dyess Airmen provided combat delivery capabilities through tactical airlift and airdrops operations, as well as humanitarian efforts and aeromedical evacuations in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility during their deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Family members walk toward a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to greet Airmen with the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Family members have access to a multitude of resources across the base to help them while their military spouses are deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Family members wait to welcome home Airmen with the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Family members have access to a multitude of resources across the base to help them while their military spouses are deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Airmen are welcomed home by the 317th Airlift Wing leadership after returning home from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Airmen and aircraft will have six-to-eight months between deployments to focus on training and to have more time with their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Senior Airman Justin Barnes, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, hugs his wife Hannah after returning home from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Airmen with the 317th Airlift Wing provided humanitarian efforts, aeromedical evacuations and combat delivery through tactical airlift and airdrop operations during their deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Family members wait to greet Airmen with the 317th Airlift Wing after they returned home from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. Family members have access to a multitude of resources across the base to help them while their military spouses are deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members

Raiza Subramanian, marshals her husband Maj. Darshan Subramanian, 75th Airlift Squadron commander, during his fini flight at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. A fini flight is the final flight a pilot will conduct at the member’s current base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members
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Three C-130J Super Hercules taxi on the flight line after 317th Airlift Wing Airmen return from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. The C-130J aircraft is capable of airlifting 92 ground troops, 64 fully equipped paratroopers or 74 litter patients. It can also carry 45,000 pounds of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Families and Airmen welcome home 317th Airlift Wing members
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Airmen with the 317th Airlift Wing prepare to land after returning from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, after May 15, 2021. Members of the 317th AW were deployed to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility where they provided intra-theater airlift through airdrop and combat airlift operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Dyess Air Force Base, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Nolan Brandt, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, holds his son Samuel, 1-years-old, after returning from a deployment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 15, 2021. This deployment showcased that the 317th AW is able to conduct their mission on a global scale even though the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)