U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Joel L. Carey, 18th Wing commander, and other leaders welcome Airmen home from a deployment to U.S. Central Command Oct. 6, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During their deployment, Airmen assigned to 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 18th Munitions Squadron, 18th Maintenance Operations Flight, and 18th Operations Support Squadron along with the 44th Fighter Squadron supported ongoing operations maintaining air superiority, defending forces on the ground, enhancing regional partnerships, and demonstrating a continued commitment to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)