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Airmen exit an E-3 AWACS aircraft as 1st Lt. Joshua Albritton holds his son Isaac Albritton, 3-and-a-half,  after arriving at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Okla., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Approximately 40 Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing returned to Tinker Air Force Base after serving in support of Operation Unified Protector, part of the NATO effort to protect civilians in Libya.   Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman