Images: Kentucky Air Guard engineers return from Afghanistan [Image 6 of 6]
The daughter, son and nephews of Master Sgt. Shaun Cecil, an electrician in the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron, wait excitedly at Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Ky., for Cecil and more than a dozen of his coworkers to return from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan, June 25, 2011. The airmen were among more than 40 Kentucky Air Guard civil engineers who have been stationed at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, where they comprised approximately 60 percent of Bagram's 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. The unit managed maintenance and construction for the 1,000-acre base and its 11,000-foot runway, completing over 60 construction projects worth more than $300 million during the past six months.