One of the most compelling images of the past decade has been the sight of members of the US Armed Forces returning home to loved ones and seeing family members for the first time.
This week, the Standard Times brings you this touching moment in the form of Exeter resident Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin.
Austin, who returned home from his final deployment last week, was reunited with his family and shares his story.
In addition, we've got all the latest developments on the NK School Committee's failed attempt at passing a bond question for Capital Improvement Projects and bring you the latest news on the RITBA's attempt to raise a sunken barge under the Jamestown bridge.
All that and more in this week's Standard Times!