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Kadena Airmen return from Afghanistan deployment

Senior Airman Perris Coleman of the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, embraces his wife after returning from a 120-day deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Airman Coleman was deployed with Kadena’s  33rd Rescue Squadron. While in Afghanistan, the 33rd Rescue Squadron saved 116 lives and flew more than 200 sorties.  Dozens of Airmen from Kadena’s 718th Aircraft Maintenance and the 18th EMS were also deployed with the 33rd RQS.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

Senior Airman Perris Coleman of the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, embraces his wife after returning from a 120-day deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Airman Coleman was deployed with Kadena’s 33rd Rescue Squadron. While in Afghanistan, the 33rd Rescue Squadron saved 116 lives and flew more than 200 sorties. Dozens of Airmen from Kadena’s 718th Aircraft Maintenance and the 18th EMS were also deployed with the 33rd RQS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

First Lt. Aaron Croft, an HH-60 helicopter pilot for the 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, hugs his children after returning from a 120-day deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.  While in Afghanistan, the 33rd Rescue Squadron saved 116 lives and flew more than 200 sorties.  Dozens of Airmen from the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron were also deployed with the 33rd RQS.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

First Lt. Aaron Croft, an HH-60 helicopter pilot for the 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, hugs his children after returning from a 120-day deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, the 33rd Rescue Squadron saved 116 lives and flew more than 200 sorties. Dozens of Airmen from the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron were also deployed with the 33rd RQS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)