An anxious crowd gathered along Barksdale Air Force Base’s flight line then welcomed home more than 100 airmen. Families and friends felt the weight of a six-month deployment lift off their shoulders.
Deployed airmen return home to Barksdale AFB: ‘An overwhelming sense of pride’
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