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    U.S. Army Sgt. Aaron Brewster is welcomed home by his parents Steve Brewster, right, and Sharon Brewster during a welcome home ceremony, Dec. 4, 2012 in Fort Stewart, Ga. About 200 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team returned home from their 9-month deployment to Afghanistan.
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    Specialist Nick Smiley from Lima Ohio holds his 9 month-old son Tristan and embraces his mother (The soldier's mother) Patti Mumper as Soldiers from the Ohio National Guard 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment returned from a 12-month deployment, Sept. 9, 2011.
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    A U.S. Army soldier embraces his son after returning from a deployment in Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2012, at Fort Carson, Colo. About 150 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, arrived home.
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    Army PFC Caleb Redell, 22, of Erie, Ill., gets a hug from his mother, Elise, as his daughter, Grace, 3, sits in his lap in his wheelchair after Redell arrived at the Quad Cities International Airport in Moline, Ill., from a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas, July 13, 2011. Redell and two other soldiers from Dubuque-based Company A were injured in Afghanistan in February.
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    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Eric Hanson, center, is greeted by his pregnant wife Masuka Hanson (3R) after arriving home from Afghanistan at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dec. 24, 2011 in Irving, Texas.
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    Family members and U.S. soldiers embrace following a welcome home ceremony for troops returning from Iraq, Nov. 10, 2011 in Fort Carson, Colo.
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    A couple embraces as soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division are greeted by family, friends and loved ones at the Second 25th Infantry Division Redeployment Ceremony at Wheeler Gulch, Wheeler Army Airfield, Dec. 6, 2011 in Wahiawa, Hawaii.
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    U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Kym Leyva from San Antonio, Texas greets her brother, Sergeant 1st Class Kevin Ross from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, as he arrives at the home base of Fort Hood, Texas after being part of one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq, Dec. 16, 2011 in Fort Hood, Texas.
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    Nichole Merkt kisses her husband Spc. Jake Merkt as they and others celebrate during a welcome home ceremony for U.S. Army troops returning from Afghanistan, July 9, 2011 in Fort Carson, Colo.
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    Reniah Krause, 2, clings to her father Sgt. Joseph Krause after he and fellow soldiers arrived from Afghanistan, June 15, 2011 to Fort Carson, Colo.
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    Anne Krolicki embraces her husband, First Lieutenant Ryan Krolicki,in a hangar at Ft. Campbell, May, 2, 2011 at Ft. Campbell, Ky.
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    Ebony Hobson from Fall River whispered "Mommy's home" to her daughter, Amieyah, 2, as she held her in her arms, at the Dorchester Armory, Dec. 24, 2010, in Dorchester, Mass.
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    Jake Noble waits for his father, Capt. Robert Noble, Dec. 24, 2010, in Dorchester, Mass. Just in time for Christmas, 91 soldiers from the Mass. Army National Guard's 164th Transportation Battalion arrived home after a yearlong mobilization in Iraq.
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    Sailor Andrew VanWinkle embraces is wife Jana after he arrives on the USS Eisenhower, July 30, 2009 in Norfolk, Va.
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    Sailor Nick Mannor hugs his wife Jenny after stepping off of the USS Eisenhower after it arrived, July 30, 2009 in Norfolk, Va.
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    1st Lt. Keith Wolowodiuk hugs five-month-old baby girl Kaitlyn, whom he was met once while on leave, and his wife Adrienne Wolowodiuk looks on as more than 100 Soldiers of the 1st Battalion 185th Infantry Regiment, Charlie Company return to the Joint Forces Training Base from Baghdad, Iraq, March 6, 2008 in Los Alamitos, Calif.
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