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Carden Click photo for screen-resolution image ; high-resolution image available. Joshua Chadwick, 7, and his brother, Colby, 5, could hardly contain themselves as they waited beneath a giant Christmas tree at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood A real Covington Kentucky connection Airport for what they called the best gift of all.
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John Poisal, a retired National Security Agency employee, went all out in New friend or more Santa Claus regalia and a long, white beard he challenged people to tug on to prove it was real. As word spread that the first inbound flight was on the ground, Gary Woods, an Operation Single Clarksville male in gboro Home team leader, added an extra dose of patriotism to the mix as he called on the well-wishers to turn to the American flag and collectively recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Then, almost as if on cue, the terminal doors slid open and the well-wishers erupted with hoots, cheers and hand-clapping as servicemembers, most of them airmen, entered the terminal, one by one. Many looked bleary-eyed after traveling from Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan and countless other locations throughout the combat theater.
But their faces quickly lit up with ear-to-ear smiles as they took in the throng of people assembled to greet. Santa Claus, a.
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The well-wishers formed a gauntlet, shaking hands and offering goody bags and appreciation to the new arrivals. Woods is a regular volunteer for Operation Welcome Home and has personally welcomed of about AMC flights the group has brought home so far Horny milfs in Belden Mississippi year.
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But he called the opportunity to welcome servicemembers home just before Christmas the icing on the cake. Anthony Martinez said he, too, gets an extra boost knowing that the additional flights he and his fellow airmen are supporting mean more servicemembers will get to spend Christmas with their loved ones.
Omar Zermeno-Rubio, as he pushed a cart laden with duffle bags that had sustained him during his six-month deployment to Balad Air Base, Iraq. But it feels good being appreciated.
It really means a lot, especially at Christmas. Gursimran Shergill said the best part of the BWI celebration after his seven-month deployment was Hedgesville WV wife swapping patches of snow rather than sand.
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Travis Morris and his wife, Julia, were already off snuggling in a corner, getting a head start on their own private party.