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T-Bolts return from Southwest Asia

Family members wait while a crew chief directs an F-15E Strike Eagle to hold its position at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 8, 2017. Approximately 20 jets and 500 airmen returned that week after deploying for six months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

Family members wait while a crew chief directs an F-15E Strike Eagle to hold its position at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 8, 2017. Approximately 20 jets and 500 airmen returned that week after deploying for six months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

An F-15E Strike Eagle belonging to the 389th Fighter Squadron lands at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for the first time in six months April 8, 2017. The jet was one of approximately 20, along with about 500 airmen, that deployed to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

An F-15E Strike Eagle belonging to the 389th Fighter Squadron lands at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, for the first time in six months April 8, 2017. The jet was one of approximately 20, along with about 500 airmen, that deployed to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

A "Follow Me" truck guides a recently landed charter flight at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 12, 2017. The airmen deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and dropped more than 5,000 munitions against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

A "Follow Me" truck guides a recently landed charter flight at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 12, 2017. The airmen deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and dropped more than 5,000 munitions against ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

A mass of airmen returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia walk the flightline at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 12, 2017. After several hours on a passenger aircraft, the airmen refused the buses that had been sent out to pick them up, preferring instead to walk the short distance to their awaiting family members who were assembled in a nearby hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

A mass of airmen returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia walk the flightline at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 12, 2017. After several hours on a passenger aircraft, the airmen refused the buses that had been sent out to pick them up, preferring instead to walk the short distance to their awaiting family members who were assembled in a nearby hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

A reunited family embraces during a homecoming of deployed members, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. More than 5,000 munitions were dropped on ISIS targets in support of Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A reunited family embraces during a homecoming of deployed members, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. More than 5,000 munitions were dropped on ISIS targets in support of Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A family embraces their service member after being away for six months, April 10, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. More than 5,000 munitions were dropped on ISIS targets in support of Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A family embraces their service member after being away for six months, April 10, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. More than 5,000 munitions were dropped on ISIS targets in support of Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A little girl greets her dad as he returns after a six month deployment, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen and aircraft were deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released)

A little girl greets her dad as he returns after a six month deployment, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen and aircraft were deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released)

A reunited family embraces during a homecoming of deployed members, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. More than 5,000 munitions were dropped on ISIS targets in support of Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released)

A reunited family embraces during a homecoming of deployed members, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. More than 5,000 munitions were dropped on ISIS targets in support of Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/Released)

Col. Brian McCarthy (center-right), 366th Operations Group commander, welcomes home returning airmen at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 8, 2017. The airmen returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

Col. Brian McCarthy (center-right), 366th Operations Group commander, welcomes home returning airmen at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 8, 2017. The airmen returned from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

A couple stands together after six months of being apart, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Approximately 500 personnel and 20 F-15E Strike Eagles returned to their home units after a deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)
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A couple stands together after six months of being apart, April 12, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Approximately 500 personnel and 20 F-15E Strike Eagles returned to their home units after a deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle crew member greets his family for the first time in six months at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 8, 2017. Approximately 20 jets and 500 airmen returned that week after deploying for to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle crew member greets his family for the first time in six months at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 8, 2017. Approximately 20 jets and 500 airmen returned that week after deploying for to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jeremy D. Wolff)

Two boys laugh with excitement over their fathers return from a six month deployment, April 10, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen were deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)
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Two boys laugh with excitement over their fathers return from a six month deployment, April 10, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen were deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

Lt. Col. Gary Marlowe, 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander and Maj. Staci Landers, 389th EFS executive officer, taxi on the flightline, Feb. 27, 2017 in Southwest Asia. The flight was Landers last flight in the area of responsibility before returning home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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Lt. Col. Gary Marlowe, 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander and Maj. Staci Landers, 389th EFS executive officer, taxi on the flightline, Feb. 27, 2017 in Southwest Asia. The flight was Landers last flight in the area of responsibility before returning home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron show female Airmen how to construct a GBU-38 bomb Mar. 7, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The Airmen constructed bombs in honor of Women’s History Month; this year’s theme is ‘Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business’. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron show female Airmen how to construct a GBU-38 bomb Mar. 7, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The Airmen constructed bombs in honor of Women’s History Month; this year’s theme is ‘Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business’. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, speaks with service members deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing April 5, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The general visited Airmen and Soldiers thanking them for their contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, speaks with service members deployed to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing April 5, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The general visited Airmen and Soldiers thanking them for their contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Eboni Reams)

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Phreaner, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, chief enlisted manager April 5, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The general visited Airmen and Soldiers thanking them for their contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Raymond Phreaner, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, chief enlisted manager April 5, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The general visited Airmen and Soldiers thanking them for their contribution to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Eboni Reams)

(From the left) Staff Sgt. Alexandria Morrow, 332nd Air Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, Gen. Joseph L. Votel, United States Central Command commander, Senior Airman Lucas Marthaller, 332nd EMXS, and Staff Sgt. Carlos Olivarez, 332nd EMXS pose for a photo Feb. 23, 2017, in Southwest Asia. Morrow died from injuries sustained while performing work duties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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(From the left) Staff Sgt. Alexandria Morrow, 332nd Air Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, Gen. Joseph L. Votel, United States Central Command commander, Senior Airman Lucas Marthaller, 332nd EMXS, and Staff Sgt. Carlos Olivarez, 332nd EMXS pose for a photo Feb. 23, 2017, in Southwest Asia. Morrow died from injuries sustained while performing work duties in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

Gen. Joseph Votel, U. S. Central Command commander, receives a brief from Capt. Sheppard, 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in-charge, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 23, 2017. The general is the commander of all down-range operations in the 20-country inclusive central region in the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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Gen. Joseph Votel, U. S. Central Command commander, receives a brief from Capt. Sheppard, 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in-charge, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 23, 2017. The general is the commander of all down-range operations in the 20-country inclusive central region in the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

U. S. Air Force Col. David Brynteson, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group commander, checks the engines on an F-15E Strike Eagle Jan. 27, 2016, in Southwest Asia. Brynteson was preparing to fly his last sortie in theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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U. S. Air Force Col. David Brynteson, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group commander, checks the engines on an F-15E Strike Eagle Jan. 27, 2016, in Southwest Asia. Brynteson was preparing to fly his last sortie in theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

Senior Airman Travon Taylor, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, connects a fuel hose to an F-15E Strike Eagle, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd EMXS crew chiefs are in charge of maintenance concerning the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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Senior Airman Travon Taylor, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, connects a fuel hose to an F-15E Strike Eagle, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd EMXS crew chiefs are in charge of maintenance concerning the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

Staff Sgt. Shane Dewyar, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects an engine, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. Crew chiefs launch, recover and maintain aircraft striving to provide combat-ready aircraft daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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Staff Sgt. Shane Dewyar, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects an engine, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. Crew chiefs launch, recover and maintain aircraft striving to provide combat-ready aircraft daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

A crew chief assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron holds the end of a fuel tank in place during a tank switch, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd EMXS crew chiefs are the first line of defense for aircraft maintenance and ensure aircraft are prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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A crew chief assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron holds the end of a fuel tank in place during a tank switch, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd EMXS crew chiefs are the first line of defense for aircraft maintenance and ensure aircraft are prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

Crew chiefs prepare to launch a F-15E Strike Eagle, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The jet is assigned to the Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)
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Crew chiefs prepare to launch a F-15E Strike Eagle, Jan. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The jet is assigned to the Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Approximately 500 personnel and 20 F-15E Strike Eagles belonging to the 389th Fighter Squadron "T-Bolts," 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other support units returned here April 8-14.

The airmen and aircraft were deployed for six months to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

"If you're asking whether or not what you do every day makes a difference, there's no question," said Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, addressing the wing. "The proof is in the combat air power Gunfighters deliver to the fight and upon the enemy."

During the deployment, the team prepared and dropped more than 5,000 munitions on ISIS targets in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

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