Dozens of Airmen are now back home at Moody Air Force Base after six months at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.
Family members, friends, fellow Airmen and even some pets anxiously waited for more than an hour in the hanger where the Airmen would be returning.
When the doors opened, the Airmen came marching in. After an invocation and a short speech, the Airmen were greeted with hugs and kisses from their loved ones.
"I'm just gonna sit on the couch with [my family] and hang out for the day," said Senior Master Sergeant John Williams, when asked what he was going to do first now that he's back.
Staff Sergeant and Fire Team member Dallas Ayers has similar plans.
"Just spend time with the family; enjoy it. Just spend lots of time with them," Ayers said.
Dwight Scott, E6 Technical Sergeant and Squad Leader, said the welcome home ceremony was a bit overwhelming, but awesome, nonetheless.
"It sounded like there was a concert going on in here," Scott said. "But it was very good, very awesome."
Scott said he has two things that he's looking forward to now that he's back.
"First thing I'm gonna' do is get my dog, and second, get some Chinese food," said Scott with a big smile on his face.
With Christmas less than two weeks away, all of the Airmen are very glad to be back home. They said they're also glad to have done the work they did.
"Job well done," said Williams. "So proud of them and proud of the things that they done. Proud of their families for sticking by them."
The Airmen now get to spend the next two weeks on R&R.
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