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12/21/11 — Back in the Nick of time

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Back in the Nick of time

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on December 21, 2011 1:46 PM

Allison Carter

Richard Hoyt III, from left, Mara Hoyt, Michelle Hoyt and Miranda Hoyt look toward the hangars Tuesday at SJAFB. They were waiting on Richard Hoyt II to return from Afghanistan. Michelle wanted their dad's return to be a surprise, so she didn't tell the children he would be home for Christmas.

Allison Carter

Jose Nazario, left, greets his wife, Andrea, and their soon-to-be-born child as he returns Tuesday from Afghanistan.

Allison Carter

Dimitri Grillos, right, smiles at his son, Atlas, Tuesday at SJAFB. Dimitri was greeted by his wife, Cynthia, and Atlas after returning from Afghanistan.

For some, Christmas came a little early on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's flight line Tuesday as dozens of airmen returned home from Afghanistan -- just three months into what was expected to be a six-month deployment. Among those...

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