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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Thirteen airmen are reunited with their families after a four-month deployment in southwest Asia.

For Master Sgt. Robert Mills, the Saturday reunion included his first time meeting his two-month old son.

"It feels great. I've been seeing a lot of pictures of him. I love seeing him in person. He's bigger than expected,” Robert said.

Robert and twelve other airmen returned to Tinker AFB on Saturday after months supporting ongoing refueling operations in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.

In that time away, Robert's wife Jordan gave birth to Luke.

"It was interesting going through the whole birth over the phone, but it worked out,” Jordan Mills said.

Jordan said there’s one thing that really got them through.

"We just have a lot of support and just knew it was going to be fine,” Jordan said.

Now, after months of anticipation, Robert said he’s glad to finally meet his newborn son.

“I was pretty anxious, I'll be honest, pretty nervous,” Robert said.

This is Robert's third deployment and his second time being overseas while Jordan was pregnant.

Once again home with his family, there’s a lot he said he’s looking forward to.

"We're going to go eat Alfredo's. I need some Mexican food. That is one thing they did not have,” Robert said.

The thirteen airmen are a part of the 507th Air Refueling Wing which maintains aircraft providing worldwide aerial refueling to U.S. Military and NATO aircraft.