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102nd Security Forces Squadron airmen return from Iraq

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Tech. Sgt. Stephen Tibbetts, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Gemma and Sophia, were honored at a welcome home ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. Tibbetts received mobilization orders last year and was deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Tech. Sgt. Stephen Tibbetts, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Gemma and Sophia, were honored at a welcome home ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. Tibbetts received mobilization orders last year and was deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Colleen, Ryan, Kevin and Theresa Sullivan welcomed home Master Sgt. Kevin Sullivan, of the 102nd Security Forces Squadron, at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq.
The wing held a welcome home ceremony to honor them and their families on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The Airmen have received mobilization orders last year and were deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Colleen, Ryan, Kevin and Theresa Sullivan welcomed home Master Sgt. Kevin Sullivan, of the 102nd Security Forces Squadron, at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. The wing held a welcome home ceremony to honor them and their families on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The Airmen have received mobilization orders last year and were deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Lt. Col. Christopher Hamilton, 102nd Security Forces Squadron Commander, received a warm "welcome home" from his wife, Leslie, and their sons,  Daniel and Matthew, at a ceremony at Otis Air National Guard Base. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. The wing held a welcome home ceremony to honor them and their families on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The Airmen have received mobilization orders last year and were deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations.  This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001.  In addition, it was the first time the squadron's command staff deployed as a group. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Lt. Col. Christopher Hamilton, 102nd Security Forces Squadron Commander, received a warm "welcome home" from his wife, Leslie, and their sons, Daniel and Matthew, at a ceremony at Otis Air National Guard Base. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. The wing held a welcome home ceremony to honor them and their families on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The Airmen have received mobilization orders last year and were deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, it was the first time the squadron's command staff deployed as a group. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Raymondo, and his wife, Leigh, were honored at a welcome home ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. Raymondo, Superintendent of the 102nd SFS, received mobilization orders last August and was deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Raymondo, and his wife, Leigh, were honored at a welcome home ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. Raymondo, Superintendent of the 102nd SFS, received mobilization orders last August and was deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations. This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Maj. Lisa Ahaesy, Massachusetts National Guard)

OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- The 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard honored 42 airmen from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) upon their return home from their deployment to Iraq. 

The wing held a welcome home ceremony to honor them and their families on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.

The Airmen received mobilization orders last year and were deployed to Iraq for six-months in support of Operation New Dawn. Their primary responsibilities were to provide security and air base defense operations.

This was the largest number of 102nd SFS Airmen to deploy at the same time since Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, it was the first time the squadron's command staff deployed as a group.