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Special reunion at Kentucky Air National Guard

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A lot of tears and cheers at the Kentucky Air National Guard base Monday afternoon as a dozen members of what's called the Special Tactics Squadron returned from Afghanistan.

They are elite USAF Special Operations Airmen who operate on the ground in support of Rangers, Special Forces and Navy Seals.

This latest deployment came to an end after six months. Tech Sergeant Harley Bobay couldn't believe how much his kids had grown. And now his biggest job is re-adjusting to a family that's had to make it without him around.

"Just try to relax and get back in the swing of things at home. It tends to be the hardest when you get back....get in everybody else's groove and find our way back into the setting," said Harley.

"It's scary. We didn't hear from him for a couple days and you are like is he okay oh my gosh what's going on and then you watch the news and its like why didn't I keep watching Spongebob," said Harley's wife Christine.

After a short time off Harley goes back into training and he doesn't know if or when he might be called back into action overseas, but he's hoping for a couple of years straight with the family.

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