Returning home: 823rd MXS, 66th RQS

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A C-17 carrying Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron returning home from deployment taxis down the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. The Airmen were bused from the Nellis AFB flightline to the 823rd MXS hangar where their families awaited their arrival.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Bags rest on the 823rd Maintenance Squadron hangar floor at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Jun 7. Airmen from the 823rd MXS and 66th RQS spent the last four months in Afghanistan providing personnel recovery support.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Gregory Tamuzza, 823rd Maintenance Squadron rescue specialist, embraces a loved one after returning home from deployment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. The 823rd MXS and 66th Rescue Squadron returned home to Nellis AFB from a four month deployment in Afghanistan where they provided recovery support.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A Senior Airman goes to embrace a child during a gathering after returning home from deployment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. The 823rd MXS and 66th RQS were responsible for helping out in certain situations where Special Forces or other soldiers were in need of assistance and needed to be medical evacuated out.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

A bag rests on the hangar floor of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Approximately 80 Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and the 823rd Maintenance Squadron returned from a four month deployment in Afghanistan, 43 of which were maintainers.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

A child rests in the arms of an Airmen who just returned from a deployment to Afghanistan at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. Approximately 80 Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron were welcomed home June 3 and 7 after being deployed for approximately four months.
 
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Staff Sgt. Adam Koniar, 66th Rescue Squadron Special Mission Aviator Instructor, embraces his wife after returning home from deployment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. The primary mission of the deployment was personnel recovery support through all of Afghanistan.