A U.S. Air Force Airman embraces his children upon returning from a deployment to U.S. Central Command Oct. 6, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen from the 18th Operations and Maintenance Groups deployed to the CENTCOM area of responsibility in support of ongoing operations to maintain air superiority, defend forces on the ground, enhance regional partnerships, and demonstrate a continued commitment to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)