480th supports Operation New Dawn

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Bo Piepkorn, wife of Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, and their children (from left to right) Greta, Ella and Micah, wait for the first F-16 Fighting Falcons to land here Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Julianna Piepkorn, wife of Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, and their children (from left to right) Greta, Ella and Micah, wait for the first F-16 Fighting Falcons to land here Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, hugs his wife, Bo, here after returning from a six-month deployment Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, hugs his wife, Julianna, here after returning from a six-month deployment Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Captain Brandon Baughman, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, holds his daughter Taegan, here after returning from a six-month deployment Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Captain Brandon Baughman, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, holds his daughter Taegan, here after returning from a six-month deployment Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, is greeted by Col. Christopher Weggeman, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, here after returning from a six-month deployment Oc0t. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Lt. Col. Aaron Piepkorn, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, is greeted by Col. Christopher Weggeman, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, here after returning from a six-month deployment Oc0t. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Maj. Thomas Young, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, greets his wife, Lauren, and daughter, Camden, after returning here from a six-month deployment Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Maj. Thomas Young, 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, greets his wife, Lauren, and daughter, Camden, after returning here from a six-month deployment Oct. 4. The pilots are returning from their deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittney Frees)