Military families braved freezing temperatures Tuesday evening to welcome home their loved ones from Afghanistan.
Some 300 airmen stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base returned home after a four month deployment. Members of the 335th Fighter Squadron were deployed in late August as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The squadron, with its F-15E Strike Eagles, provided close-air support and maintenance for aircraft in the region. The Air Force says the 335th monitored the skies over Afghanistan and protected coalition service members on the ground.