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Airmen return from Southwest Asia

More than 100 Arkansas families have been reunited after airmen returned home from southwest Asia.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
Family and Friends wait for airmen to return Friday.
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE -- It's the moment military families anticipate. That long-awaited embrace or that kiss that surely trumps Prince William and the Duchess' display of affection.

After months of missing a loved one, more than a hundred Arkansas families are back together again tonight.

For the Burgess family, that means no more phone calls to talk to dad.

"We have to Facetime him. My mom has a IPhone 4s," James Tyler Burgess said.

Now Dad can see his boys face to face.

"I've been looking forward to this everyday since we left. I love my family and I'm glad to see them right away," Major James Burgess said.

For many of the airmen, they've had multiple homecomings. But each time is sweeter than the last.

"She's my best friend, makes everything better. Nothing better in the world," Capt. Robert Fletcher said, alluding to his wife.

Now they are off to adjusting to civilian life with the ones they love.

"I think it's a tremendous relief, a lot of joy. A lot of apprehension too because you've been gone away for so long," Col. Brian Robinson said.


 
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