94th Airlift Wing returns to Georgia

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It was an exciting homecoming Monday for a group of air force reservists.

The 94th Airlift Wing returned home to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta Monday afternoon, after a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia.

About 150 aircrew members, aircraft maintenance, and support personnel reunited with their families.

Some government and community leaders were also on hand to welcome them home.

Crew members said they plan to spend their first night back relaxing, and just catching up with loved ones.

“I come from a military family. So, we'll be comparing notes from then and now. So, we'll see what happens. Probably a lot of cooking and eating, good old American food," said 1st Lt. Elizabeth Van Patten.

“I think every week she's like 'Daddy, you're never coming back home!' and I had to reassure that ‘Sweetie, I’m coming home, I’m just going for an extended adventure. That' it,’” said Major Jonathan Lipsey as he held his young daughter.

The 94th Airlift Wing has deployed more than 350 personnel since last October.