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A Tight Hug

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brett Smith, a crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, located at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, receives an extra tight hug from his young son moments before deploying, April 1, 2014. Staff Sgt. Smith was one of several Airmen who deployed to Al Udeid, Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ralph Branson/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Ralph BransonReleased
VIRIN: 140401-Z-UU033-004.JPG
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