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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Tech Sgt. John Otis hugs his daughter Drew, with daughters Marin and Peyton at right, as airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing return to Hill Air Force Base Monday, April 22, 2013, from a six-month deployment.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Nearly 150 airmen from the 388 Fighter Wing are back in Utah after a six-month deployment to Korea.

The pilots, maintainers and personnel provided F-16 air support in the region as part of a routine U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package rotation.

Due to federal budget cuts, the squadron will have reduced flying hours through September. Aircrew and maintainers will use flight simulators and academic training to maintain basic skills and knowledge of their aircraft.