Moody welcomes 822d BDS home

Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron return from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822d BDS is a part of the 820th Base Defense Group, the only BDG in the Air Force. The 820th BDS is responsible for providing planning, training, equipment and preparation of three security forces squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron return from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822d BDS is a part of the 820th Base Defense Group, the only BDG in the Air Force. The 820th BDS is responsible for providing planning, training, equipment and preparation of three security forces squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Deryke, 822d Base Defense Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, greets his family after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822d is one of three base defense squadrons stationed at Moody that cycles through rotational deployments to secure overseas assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Deryke, 822d Base Defense Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, greets his family after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822d is one of three base defense squadrons stationed at Moody that cycles through rotational deployments to secure overseas assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airmen assigned to the 822d Base Defense Squadron are greeted by Col. Bradley Smith, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing vice commander, and Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group commander, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. These Airmen were tasked with securing expeditionary stations and assets in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airmen assigned to the 822d Base Defense Squadron are greeted by Col. Bradley Smith, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing vice commander, and Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group commander, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. These Airmen were tasked with securing expeditionary stations and assets in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Groomes, 822d Base Defense Squadron security forces member, greets his family after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. More than 100 Airmen returned home from supporting the 822th BDS's expeditionary force protection mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Groomes, 822d Base Defense Squadron security forces member, greets his family after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. More than 100 Airmen returned home from supporting the 822th BDS's expeditionary force protection mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Brandi Johnson, 822d Base Defense Squadron security forces member, poses for a selfie with a loved one after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822d BDS maintains readiness to deploy at a moment’s notice by upholding all combat and specialty training standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Brandi Johnson, 822d Base Defense Squadron security forces member, poses for a selfie with a loved one after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 21, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822d BDS maintains readiness to deploy at a moment’s notice by upholding all combat and specialty training standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Justin Aiken, 822d Base Defense Squadron security forces member, holds his daughter after surprising his children at their school, Oct. 21, 2016, at Valdosta, Ga. Aiken had just returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Justin Aiken, 822d Base Defense Squadron security forces member, holds his daughter after surprising his children at their school, Oct. 21, 2016, at Valdosta, Ga. Aiken had just returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

The 822d Base Defense Squadron was greeted by leadership, family and friends as they returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia on Oct. 21.

While deployed, the 822d was tasked as defenders of expeditionary locations and assets. After returning to Moody, these Airmen train to uphold combat and specialty training standards to ensure they’re capable of rapidly deploying at a moment’s notice if necessary.