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A happy homecoming for Moody Airmen

Lowndes County - After seven months in Iraq, members of Moody's 823rd Security Forces are finally home. "Its awesome, its been a long seven months, the troops did great but its good to be home," said Captain Warren Cohn.

It's good to be back home with family and friends, and for Master Sergeant Paul Smith, a newborn baby he's never even met. "It's hard to explain, I've been talking to her on the phone about it and now it's finally real," said Smith. "This is what its all about right here."

Smith was supposed to be back home in early January, just in time for little Ansley's birth. But in November, his squadron's tour in the Middle East was extended from four months to seven.

Instead of holding his wife's hand in the delivery room, he was providing security at Kirkuk air base in Iraq. "We got rocketed quiet a few times, 55 plus rocket attacks while I was there," said Cohn.

Ginger smith couldn't be happier to have her husband back. "It got really hard," said Ginger.

Keeping things together at home with four-year-old Syngin and a new baby has been difficult to say the least. "Oh i can't wait, i get help now!" said Ginger.

And even though they just met, Master Sergeant Smith and his daughter seem to be warming up to each other just fine. "I want to make sure I keep her head up and everything like that but I'm getting back into the hang of things," said Smith.

Getting back into the swing of family life, and catching up on some much deserved time together.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com

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