Kentucky Homecoming

A member of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville gets welcome-home hugs from loved ones on Nov. 10, 2012, upon his return with 57 colleagues from his C-130H Hercules unit from a four-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. Operating from an undisclosed air base in the region, the Kentucky Air Guardsmen flew more than 1,200 airlift sorties as part of the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, moving more than 3,000 tons of cargo and 12,000 passengers across Southwest Asia, said wing officials.