• Staff Sgt. Tomina Hall poses with her son Ajohnny as he holds up the poster he brought to the airport to welcome her home.

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    Staff Sgt. Tomina Hall poses with her son Ajohnny as he holds up the poster he brought to the airport to welcome her home.

  • Staff Sgt. Kevin Hardy and his wife lovingly gaze at each other upon his return from deployment with Army Space Support Team 20, Colorado Army National Guard.

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    Staff Sgt. Kevin Hardy and his wife lovingly gaze at each other upon his return from deployment with Army Space Support Team 20, Colorado Army National Guard.

  • Sgt. Eric Pershing holds his young daughter upon his return from deployment with Army Space Support Team 20, Colorado Army National Guard.

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    Sgt. Eric Pershing holds his young daughter upon his return from deployment with Army Space Support Team 20, Colorado Army National Guard.

  • Sgt. Kevin Hardy tightly hugs a family member upon his return home from a yearlong deployment with Army Space Support Team 20, Colorado Army National Guard.

    A time of Thanksgiving

    Sgt. Kevin Hardy tightly hugs a family member upon his return home from a yearlong deployment with Army Space Support Team 20, Colorado Army National Guard.

  • Capt. David Keithan greets his young daughter Nina and his wife Jeannette at the Colorado Springs Airport after a yearlong deployment with Army Space Support Team 6.

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    Capt. David Keithan greets his young daughter Nina and his wife Jeannette at the Colorado Springs Airport after a yearlong deployment with Army Space Support Team 6.

  • Staff Sgt. Tomina Hall and her son Ajohnny joyfully embrace at the Colorado Springs Airport upon her redeployment with Army Space Support Team 6, Nov. 24.

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    Staff Sgt. Tomina Hall and her son Ajohnny joyfully embrace at the Colorado Springs Airport upon her redeployment with Army Space Support Team 6, Nov. 24.

Army Space Soldiers from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command truly had something to be grateful for this year at Thanksgiving.

The night before Thanksgiving Day typically has families shopping for last minute groceries or at home already cooking for the next day. That was not the case for family members and friends of the 12 Soldiers from Army Space Support Team 6, 2nd Space Company, 1st Space Battalion; and Army Space Support Team 20, 117th Space Battalion, Colorado Army National Guard.

The Colorado Springs Airport was packed as the Soldiers from the two teams returned from their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan the evening of Nov. 24.

Banners, posters and flowers awaited the Soldiers as they came up the ramp and quickly ran toward children, spouses and other loved ones joyfully crying. For these Soldiers and their families, it was truly a time for Thanksgiving.

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