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Moody Airmen enjoying being back from deployment

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Dennis Wright (center) with his wife, Diane (left), and their children Dennis Wright (center) with his wife, Diane (left), and their children
Jared Wolf (left) with his wife, Lendi (right), and their newborn daughter, Sydney Jared Wolf (left) with his wife, Lendi (right), and their newborn daughter, Sydney
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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Just after ten o' clock Tuesday night, families and loved ones were packed onto the tarmac at Moody Air Force Base and signs were waving as members of the 23rd Maintenance Wing returned from their six month deployment to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

"We've been counting down the whole time. We had a chain link, you know, taking it down," said Diane Wright, as she stood next to her husband, Dennis Wright, after he got off the plane Tuesday night. "We sent him Hershey's Kisses so he could count down how many days he had left."

Airman Dennis Wright said he can't wait to start enjoying some of the comforts of home again.

"Sleeping in my bed, showering without flip flops," Airman Wright said.

His wife said she missed everything about him and is looking forward to spending time together again.

"I'm just excited to have him home and have our family back together," said Diane Wright. 

Airman Jared Wolf wants to spend as much time as he can with his newborn daughter, Sydney. She was born while he was deployed. And his wife is looking forward to Jared getting to spend time with Sydney, too.

"I'm looking forward to him spending time with his daughter. He's missed four weeks of it, so it's time for him to be home and enjoy it," Lendi Wolf, Airman Jared Wolf's wife, said.

Airman Jared Wolf said it wasn't easy to sit still once the plane landed at Moody, knowing that he was just minutes away from getting to hold his daughter for the first time.

"It was pretty tough," Airman Wolf admitted. "Luckily, I had a window seat so I had somebody kind of forcing me into the seat. It made it a lot easier."

It's anticipation and excitement like that that makes these homecomings so special.

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