Manhatten Avina kisses her husband U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3 Daniel Avina as he arrives at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport in Tyler, Texas Friday May 5, 2015. Avina has been serving off the coasts of Iraq and Syria on the USS Carl Vinson for the past 10 months and had not yet met his son Ian Avina who has born four months ago while Avina was deployed. Avina grew up in Arizona and graduated from high school at Westview High School in Avondale. His wife has been staying in Tyler with her parents Kevin and Valerie Shepard while he has been serving in the Navy. They plan to return soon to Sam Diego where is stationed. Holding Ian is Manhatten's sister Shannon Shepard.
(photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)