This photo, by Master Sgt. Phil Speck of the 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office, won first-place news photo in the 2012 National Guard Bureau Media Contest. The photo depicts a member of the 123rd Airlift Wing receiving a welcome-home hug from loved ones Nov. 10, 2012, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky. The Airman was one of 58 Kentucky Guardsmen returning from a four-month deployment to the Persian Gulf.

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Phil Speck
VIRIN: 121110-Z-JU667-347.JPG
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