Homecoming for Michael Austin

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Emily Mayfield (center, right) waves to her father Michael Austin down the hallway as he walks to them from the terminal while she stands holding her 6-month-old son Grayson Mayfield while standing with her mother Cathryn Austin (far right, standing) and her husband Steven Mayfield (center, left), in the main hallway at the Augusta Regional Airport as they welcome Austin home from a 13-month-deployment to Afghanistan on Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Austin's grandchildren (from left to right) 11-year-old Aubrey Zeitner, 7-year-old Bryce Zeitner and 5-year-old Ansley Zeitner hold welcome home Papa signs for Austin. (Sara CaldwellStaff
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Emily Mayfield, Michael Austin's youngest daughter, holds up her 6-month-old son Grayson Mayfield for her father to hold as he greets the family after a 13-month-deployment to Afghanistan at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. In the time Austin has been gone, Mayfield has gotten married and had baby Grayson. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Eleven-year-old Aubrey Zeitner runs to her grandfather Michael Austin at the end of the terminal as she and many of her family members greet him after his 13-month-deployment to Afghanistan at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Michael Austin holds his 4-month old grandson Liam Zeitner (left) and 6-month-old grandson Grayson Mayfield (right) as he greets his family at the end of the terminal after a 13-month-long deployment to Afghanistan at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Michael Austin holds his 6-month-old grandson Grayson Mayfield for the first time at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia, after returning home from a 13-month-long deployment to Afghanistan. Wednesday night was the first time Austin saw his grandsons Grayson and 4-month-old Liam Zeitner in person. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Five-year-old Ansley Zeitner holds up a welcome home sign that also has the "I miss my papa taking me fun places!" note while she and other family members wait for Michael Austin to return from a 13-month-deployment at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Michael Austin hugs his wife Cathryn Austin after being gone on a 13-month-long deployment to Afghanistan at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara CaldwellStaff
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Eleven-year-old Aubrey Zeitner (left) stands with her 7-year-old brother Bryce Zeitner (center, foreground), as their grandfather Michael Austin (center) laughs with the stuffed animals brought to him by the grandchildren and the other members of his family that came to welcome him home after a 13-month-deployment to Afghanistan at the Augusta Regional Airport Wednesday night, July 2, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Cathryn Austin (far right) stands next to her husband. Sara CaldwellStaff

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