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Fort Campbell Soldiers Return From Afghanistan

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Dozens of soldiers returned to Fort Campbell early Thursday morning.

A "Welcome Home" ceremony was held on post for members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The 116 soldiers took a 22-hour flight as they returned from a 9-month deployment to eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

SLIDESHOW: Fort Campbell Soldiers Return

Families and friends waited in the early morning hours for their plane to land just before 6 a.m.

The soldiers walked off the plane into a final formation before being reunited with their loved ones for approximately 15 minutes. After the embraces and tears, the soldiers had to grab their belongings before being able to go home with their families, just in time for the holidays.

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