Ch. (Capt) Jeff Bartz (center) greets members of his unit at Newark Liberty International Airport.

NEWARK, N.J.—When members of his unit returned from a five-month deployment, Capt. Jeff Bartz, a chaplain with the New York Air National Guard, was on hand at Newark Liberty International Airport to welcome them home.

“An amazing string of events made this meeting possible,” Bartz says. “I got to debrief them a little and was able to fly home with them to Buffalo. God is good!”