Airmen return to Whiteman after deployment

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Dane holds his 6-day-old son Tristan for the first time.

Photo by U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Dane holds his 6-day-old son Tristan for the first time.

Written by Muleskinner Staff

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  • Family members and friends of Airmen from the 442nd Security Forces Squadron eagerly await their arrival at Whiteman Air Force Base.

  • The daughter of an Airman from the 442nd Security Forces Squadron anticipates her father’s return to Whiteman Air Force Base.

  • Lily Ann Patterson patiently awaits the return of her father, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Patterson.

  • The family of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Charles Kotcher, 442nd Security Forces Squadron, eagerly awaits his return to Whiteman Air Force Base.

  • Airmen from the 442nd Security Forces Squadron return home.

  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Dane holds his 6-day-old son Tristan for the first time.

  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Charles Kotcher from the 442nd Security Forces Squadron shares a moment with his son.


Airmen from the 442nd Security Forces Squadron returned home to Whiteman Air Force Base on Sept. 27 after a six-month-long deployment to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, where their primary mission was defense.
U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released