First wave of 480th FS returns home

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A group of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft sit on the flightline during a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. The 480th FS Airmen and aircraft deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A group of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft sit on the flightline during a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. The 480th FS Airmen and aircraft deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Lisa Boland, and her children Carter and Rylie, wait in suspense during a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. More than 100 friends, family and Airmen showed up to support the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Lisa Boland, and her children Carter and Rylie, wait in suspense during a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. More than 100 friends, family and Airmen showed up to support the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Maj. Greg Boland, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Reading, Pa., hugs his children Rylie and Carter Sept. 15, 2013, after returning from a deployment. Airmen assigned to the 480th FS train to provide decisive combat power to combatant commanders for contingency operations down range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Maj. Greg Boland, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Reading, Pa., hugs his children Rylie and Carter Sept. 15, 2013, after returning from a deployment. Airmen assigned to the 480th FS train to provide decisive combat power to combatant commanders for contingency operations down range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Capt. Lance Ferguson, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Adrian, Mich., celebrates with his son, Liam during a deployment homecoming Sept 15, 2013. The 480th FS maintains ready forces to conduct a full range of operations in real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Capt. Lance Ferguson, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Adrian, Mich., celebrates with his son, Liam during a deployment homecoming Sept 15, 2013. The 480th FS maintains ready forces to conduct a full range of operations in real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Capt. Lance Ferguson, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Adrian, Mich., greets his family Sept. 15, 2013, after the squadron's deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The 480th FS Airmen and aircraft deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Capt. Lance Ferguson, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Adrian, Mich., greets his family Sept. 15, 2013, after the squadron's deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The 480th FS Airmen and aircraft deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Abigail Chalverus, daughter of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron leadership from Seattle, hugs her father during a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. More than 100 friends, family and Airmen showed up to support the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Abigail Chalverus, daughter of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron leadership from Seattle, hugs her father during a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. More than 100 friends, family and Airmen showed up to support the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron leadership from Seattle, greets his family Sept. 15, 2013, after the squadron's deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Airmen assigned to the 480th FS train to provide decisive combat power to combatant commanders for contingency operations down range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron leadership from Seattle, greets his family Sept. 15, 2013, after the squadron's deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Airmen assigned to the 480th FS train to provide decisive combat power to combatant commanders for contingency operations down range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Families of 480th Fighter Squadron Airmen wait in suspense for their loved ones to arrive at a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. More than 100 friends, families and Airmen showed up to support the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Families of 480th Fighter Squadron Airmen wait in suspense for their loved ones to arrive at a deployment homecoming Sept. 15, 2013. More than 100 friends, families and Airmen showed up to support the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)