Aviano Airmen return from deployment

Team Aviano members welcome home an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 1, 2017. Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16s were deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Team Aviano members welcome home an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 1, 2017. Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16s were deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Tech. Sgt. Adam Kelnhofer, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief flightline expediter, arrives at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017, from a deployment at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons were deployed to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Tech. Sgt. Adam Kelnhofer, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief flightline expediter, arrives at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017, from a deployment at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons were deployed to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Senior Airman David Ojeda, 31st Maintenance Group crew member, meets his infant child for the first time moments after returning to Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017, from a deployment at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Ojeda is one of 380 Airmen and who were deployed from Aviano Air Base to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Senior Airman David Ojeda, 31st Maintenance Group crew member, meets his infant child for the first time moments after returning to Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017, from a deployment at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Ojeda is one of 380 Airmen and who were deployed from Aviano Air Base to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Team Aviano members watch F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots from the 555th Fighter Squadron land at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 1, 2017.  Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16s were deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Team Aviano members watch F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots from the 555th Fighter Squadron land at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 1, 2017. Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16s were deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Children wait to welcome home their father at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017. Their father was one of 380 Airmen to deploy to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Children wait to welcome home their father at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017. Their father was one of 380 Airmen to deploy to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

An Airman greets his son at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017. The Airman was one of 380 Airmen and who were deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

An Airman greets his son at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Nov. 6, 2017. The Airman was one of 380 Airmen and who were deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen from the 555th Fighter Squadron and the 31st Maintenance Group returned to Aviano Air Base, Italy in early November 2017, from a deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Approximately 380 Airmen and 18 F-16 Fighting Falcons were sent to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Upon their arrival, they were welcomed back by their families and friends.