MIAMI (CBS4) – A sweet homecoming for some South Florida military members, back home after a tour of duty in the Middle East.

The group of about one dozen U.S. Air Force members were away for six months and the feeling of being home is indescribable.

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“I’m speechless,” said Sgt. Jose Gonzalez who is a firefighter with the Air Force. “It hasn’t hit me yet, I guess I’ve got to get home eat some Cuban food then it will probably kick in.”

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Family made signs and brought balloons, excited their loved ones are safe. Miami-Dade firefighters also welcomed the group back by lining fire trucks along the tarmac as the plane landed.

“It’s an honor because  even though I’m a firefighter from the U.S. Air Force and they are firefighters from Miami-Dade, at the end of the day we both have same mission,” said Sgt. Gonzalez.

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“That was amazing,” said staff Sgt Travis Smith from South Miami. I wasn’t expecting any of that so just to know that someone was waiting on me aside from my family made me feel pretty good.”