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The 354th "Bulldogs" Fighter Squadron return home

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Hayde, 354th Fighter Squadron commander, kisses his wife Maj. Erin Hayde, 612th Air and Space Operations Center intel officer,on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning from a 6-month-long deployment August 4, 2015. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Hayde, 354th Fighter Squadron commander, kisses his wife Maj. Erin Hayde, 612th Air and Space Operations Center intel officer,on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning from a 6-month-long deployment August 4, 2015. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Kessler, 355th Maintenance Group A-10 Thunderbolt II quality assurance inspector, shares a moment with his wife, Danielle, and daughter, Lilah, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning home from a 6-month deployment July 29, 2015. Kessler deployed as part of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Kessler, 355th Maintenance Group A-10 Thunderbolt II quality assurance inspector, shares a moment with his wife, Danielle, and daughter, Lilah, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning home from a 6-month deployment July 29, 2015. Kessler deployed as part of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Twelve A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots from the 354th Fighter Squadron pose for a photo next to an A-10 under a sunshade at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015.  Twelve of the 354th Bulldogs? A-10s and their pilots returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Twelve A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots from the 354th Fighter Squadron pose for a photo next to an A-10 under a sunshade at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve of the 354th Bulldogs? A-10s and their pilots returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Family, friends and 355th Fighter Wing senior leaders wait on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2015, to welcome home Airmen from a six month deployment to Europe. This is D-M’s largest deployment with 1,200 Airmen across D-M having deployed around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Family, friends and 355th Fighter Wing senior leaders wait on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2015, to welcome home Airmen from a six month deployment to Europe. This is D-M’s largest deployment with 1,200 Airmen across D-M having deployed around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Kessler, 355th Maintenance Group A-10 Thunderbolt II quality assurance inspector, holds daughter, Lilah, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning home from a six month deployment July 29, 2015. Kessler was deployed as part of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Kessler, 355th Maintenance Group A-10 Thunderbolt II quality assurance inspector, holds daughter, Lilah, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning home from a six month deployment July 29, 2015. Kessler was deployed as part of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen unload their luggage inside a hangar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning home from a six month deployment July 29, 2015. More than 200 Airmen returned from supporting the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen unload their luggage inside a hangar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning home from a six month deployment July 29, 2015. More than 200 Airmen returned from supporting the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., on their return home from a six month deployment, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., on their return home from a six month deployment, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, leads the welcome line of the 355th Fighter Wing leaders at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2015, greeting more than 200 Airmen as they return home from six month deployment to Europe.  The Airmen were deployed in support of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, leads the welcome line of the 355th Fighter Wing leaders at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2015, greeting more than 200 Airmen as they return home from six month deployment to Europe. The Airmen were deployed in support of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released)

Six A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after a six month deployment to Europe, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

Six A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after a six month deployment to Europe, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

Three U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)
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Three U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron, lands on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a six month long deployment to Europe.  The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron, lands on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a six month long deployment to Europe. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft prepare to land at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a 6-month long deployment. A-10s possess a wide combat radius and allow for a short takeoff and landing capabilities aiding in missions in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)
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Three A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft prepare to land at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a 6-month long deployment. A-10s possess a wide combat radius and allow for a short takeoff and landing capabilities aiding in missions in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

Six A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after a six month deployment to Europe, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)
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Six A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron, fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after a six month deployment to Europe, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Smith, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C pilot, hugs his wife Emily Smith on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning from a deployment to Europe August 4, 2015. While deployed, the 354th FS participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Smith, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C pilot, hugs his wife Emily Smith on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning from a deployment to Europe August 4, 2015. While deployed, the 354th FS participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron, lands on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a six month long deployment to Europe.  The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron, lands on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a six month long deployment to Europe. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Renner, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander, greets Lt. Col. Ryan Hayde, 354th Fighter Squadron commander,on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after Hayde returned from a deployment August 4, 2015.Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Renner, 355th Fighter Wing vice commander, greets Lt. Col. Ryan Hayde, 354th Fighter Squadron commander,on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after Hayde returned from a deployment August 4, 2015.Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., on their return home from a six month deployment, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)
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Three A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., on their return home from a six month deployment, Aug. 4, 2015. The 354th FS was deployed to the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron touches down on the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning from a 6-month deployment, Aug. 4, 2015. While deployed, the 354th Fighter Squadron participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 354th Fighter Squadron touches down on the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., after returning from a 6-month deployment, Aug. 4, 2015. While deployed, the 354th Fighter Squadron participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft prepare to land at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a 6-month long deployment. A-10s possess a wide combat radius and allow for a short takeoff and landing capabilities aiding in missions in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)
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Three A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft prepare to land at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015, after a 6-month long deployment. A-10s possess a wide combat radius and allow for a short takeoff and landing capabilities aiding in missions in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen/ Released)

Three U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., August 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th Fighter Squadron returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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Three U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., August 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th Fighter Squadron returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Six U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs taxi down the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., August 4, 2015.While deployed, the 354th Fighter Squadron participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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Six U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs taxi down the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., August 4, 2015.While deployed, the 354th Fighter Squadron participated in 21 exercises, compiling more than 1,500 flying missions and nearly 2,700 flight hours while engaging with 22 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Two sets of three U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)
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Two sets of three U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)

Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron circle in preparation for landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)
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Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 354th Fighter Squadron circle in preparation for landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2015. Twelve A-10s and their pilots from the 354th FS returned after a 6-month-long deployment to Europe where they flew over 1,500 missions throughout 21 countries as part of the Theater Security Package to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Massey/Released)