14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
1st Lt. Kelly Brower a KC-135 pilot with the 185th Air Refueling Wing holds his wife in a very warm embrace at the Sioux City, Iowa Air National Guard base on June 11, 2016 after returning from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. 185th ARW unit members and aircraft were temporarily assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid since February, where they were providing midair refueling support for U.S. and partner nation aircraft in direct support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
(U.S. Air Guard Photo by: Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot/released)
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||Oct. 5, 2016, 11:05 a.m.