About 30 reservists in the 446th Airlift Wing are home this week after four-month assignments supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The airmen had a range of jobs at bases in Europe, supply hubs in Southwest Asia and in Iraq, the Air Force said Friday.
Senior Airman Vikash Prakash of Camano Island is back in the states with about a month to get ready for a new baby at his home, he told an Air Force public affairs officer.
“My wife was pregnant with our fourth child while I was gone,” he said. “I check in with her every day and fortunately, she was able to handle it without me. I can help her out now that I’m back because the baby is due March 17.”
The airmen live throughout Washington and Oregon and will be returning to their civilian jobs in the days ahead.