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Loved ones welcome back rescue Airmen

An Airman waves an American flag prior to celebrating with loved ones during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

An Airman waves an American flag prior to celebrating with loved ones during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Master Sgt. Danielle Bruce-Salmon, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) special aviation resource management superintendent, hugs her daughter, Brooklyn, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Master Sgt. Danielle Bruce-Salmon, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) special aviation resource management superintendent, hugs her daughter, Brooklyn, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Tech. Sgt. James Anderson, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, hugs his family during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Tech. Sgt. James Anderson, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, hugs his family during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A spectator watches a flying HC-130J Combat King II during the 71st Rescue Squadron’s (RQS) redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A spectator watches a flying HC-130J Combat King II during the 71st Rescue Squadron’s (RQS) redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Capt. Evan Aldinger, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) HC-130J Combat King II pilot, embraces his wife, Allison, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Capt. Evan Aldinger, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) HC-130J Combat King II pilot, embraces his wife, Allison, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Olivia, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jacob Garcia, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron crash recovery team member, dons her father’s boonie hat after reuniting with him during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Olivia, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jacob Garcia, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron crash recovery team member, dons her father’s boonie hat after reuniting with him during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A 71st Squadron (RQS) HC-130J Combat King II taxis while Airmen and families wait to greet loved ones during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

A 71st Squadron (RQS) HC-130J Combat King II taxis while Airmen and families wait to greet loved ones during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Claudia greets her husband, Lt. Col. Gary Symon, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) commander, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Claudia greets her husband, Lt. Col. Gary Symon, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) commander, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Guerra, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) loadmaster, departs an HC-130J Combat King II with his family during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Guerra, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) loadmaster, departs an HC-130J Combat King II with his family during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airmen and families await the return of the 71st Rescue Squadron during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)
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Airmen and families await the return of the 71st Rescue Squadron during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Families wait outside of a 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) HC-130J Combat King II during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)
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Families wait outside of a 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) HC-130J Combat King II during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

1st Lt. Ashton Thibodeau, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) combat systems officer, greets her loved one during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)
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1st Lt. Ashton Thibodeau, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) combat systems officer, greets her loved one during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airmen and families await the return of the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)
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Airmen and families await the return of the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

Airmen with the 71st Rescue Squadron returned from deployment Oct. 6.

The unit provided expeditionary Airmen with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued.