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911th Airlift Wing, along with four C-130H cargo aircraft, return home for the last time

Returning from months of duty in the Middle East, four C-130H cargo aircrafts and their crews returned home to the 911th Airlift Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport Reserve Station from their final deployment from Pittsburgh. At least two C-17 Globemaster III’s are expected to arrive by October 2018.

One of four C-130 aircrafts returns from a four-month deployment to Qatar, the aircrafts’ last deployment before retirement, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
One of four C-130 aircrafts returns from a four-month deployment to Qatar, the aircrafts’ last deployment from Pittsburgh on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Klaire Hayden, 5, of North Fayette watches a C-130 carrying her father Capt. Brice Hayden land on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Gabby Karwowski, 10, and her sister Natalie Karwowski, 12, cry as a C-130 carrying their father Master Sgt. Christopher Karwowski returns from deployment on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Klaire Hayden, 5, of North Fayette runs to her father Capt. Brice Hayden, center, after Hayden and others returned from deployment on a C-130 on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. Four C-130 aircrafts returned from a four-month deployment to Qatar, the aircrafts’ last deployment from Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Klaire Hayden, 5, of North Fayette hugs her father Capt. Brice Hayden after Brice Hayden and others returned from deployment on a C-130 on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Master Sgt. Christopher Karwowski of Cecil kisses his wife Melissa Karwowski after he returned from deployment on a C-130 on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Jaxon Posey, 2, of Zanesville, Ohio receives a kiss from his father Tech Sgt. Nathan Posey after Nathan Posey returned on a C-130 from deployment on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Klaire Hayden, 5, of North Fayette hugs her father Capt. Brice Hayden. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)