We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 11, 2011

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Members from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron welcome home Staff Sgt. John Duncan, Senior Airmen Kristian Robles Cruz and Amber Boyd, and Airman Basic Joseph Wesley on November 2, 2011, at the Newport News, Va., airport. The four Airmen were among about 20 633rd SFS members who returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., from deployment with the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, in the past week. (US Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)

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