Photo: Tearful hello

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2006

Leslie Burdick, left, welcomes her husband, Tech Sgt. Kelly Burdick, back from Afghanistan on Friday as he is embraced by their children, Ashley and Gavin Burdick, at Kulis Air National Guard Base in Anchorage. About 60 airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard 144th Airlift Squadron and 176th Maintenance Group were greeted by family and friends on their return from a two-month deployment in Afghanistan, where they provided airlift support for military and civilian operations.

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