Holding tight

Senior Airman James Crangle, a member of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, hugs his son, Jeffery, prior to departing the base on Tuesday for a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Airman Crangle was among the nearly 150 Airmen assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing taking part in the deployment.(Air Force photo by Senior Airman Okeem Fahie)

Senior Airman James Crangle, a member of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, hugs his son, Jeffery, prior to departing the base on Tuesday for a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Airman Crangle was among the nearly 150 Airmen assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing taking part in the deployment.(Air Force photo by Senior Airman Okeem Fahie)