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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY
Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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