Welcome Home! Airmen return from Guam tour

Staff Sgt. Antione Smith gets reacquainted with his son during the 37th Bomb Squadron's return from Guam.

ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. (KEVN) - Hundreds of airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base touched down Monday morning following a six-month tour of duty on Guam.

The 350 airmen of the 37th Bomb Squadron where met by family and friends on the base’s flightline about 9 a.m. Monday.

“It feels awesome,” Staff Sgt. Antione Smith said about being home. “Glad to be home with my loving family, my wife … miss them all.” Editor’s Note – We will have more on the family reunion on Black Hills Fox News at 6 p.m.

Six Ellsworth B-1 Lancer bombers have been performing show of force missions across the Pacific theater since July of last year.

The Ellsworth squadron was replaced in the rotation by B-52s and airmen from Barksdale AFB, La.