Returning Home: the moment they met

Returning Home: the moment they met

Colby, daughter of Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, waits with her family as her father returns from a deployment at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2017. Colby is three months old and was born while Carroll was deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, returns to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. The Airmen who manned this B-52 were a part of a Continuous Bomber Presence deployment supporting the Indo-Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

A sign made for Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, lies on a table while the Carroll family awaits his return from deployment at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. The six-month deployment was the first one Carroll and his family have experienced. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

Donovan, son of Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, looks for his father at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. Members who deployed from the 20th BS were a part of a Continuous Bomber Presence deployment supporting the Indo-Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, embraces his children, Donovan and Aubrey, after returning from deployment at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. During the six-month deployment, Carroll was separated from his three children, including Colby, a three-month-old girl, who he had not yet met. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron, embraces his daughter, Colby, for the first time at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. His wife Bree, was six-months pregnant with Colby when Carroll left for his deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, kisses his son, Donovan, on the forehead following his return from deployment at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. Bree, Carroll’s wife, said they were really blessed to have a lot of support during the deployment from their families and their 20th BS family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Returning Home: the moment they met

Capt. Donovan Carroll, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, exits a bus with his family following his return from deployment at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 12, 2018. Bree, Carroll’s wife, said communication is key when it comes to deployments. Communicating with family, friends, units and spouses are all important for a good deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

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