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Emotional Reunion: JBLM Troops Return Home

KIROTV.COM - It was an emotional reunion Wednesday morning at Joint Base Lewis McChord, where 150 soldiers returned home after serving in Afghanistan. Families greeted the troops around 2:50 a.m. at Soldiers Field House. The soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment spent nearly a year in Afghanistan.

While in Afghanistan the unit helped with security - controlling detainees and clearing roads of homemade bombs. About 100 other soldiers in the group who deployed to Afghanistan last October are expected home in the coming weeks. Spokeswoman Catherine Caruso says about 600 JBLM soldiers in eight units remain in Afghanistan.

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