Oklahoma welcomes home its citizen-soldiers

Mar 26, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers have returned to the state from deployments in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Family members and friends were on hand at the Army National Guard Base at Will Rogers World Airport to welcome home more than 150 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade on Sunday.

Their return is the latest in a series of homecomings for nearly 2,200 Oklahoma National Guard troops who deployed in June to Afghanistan and another 800 to Kuwait.

Officials say more soldiers are expected to return by the end of March.

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