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3-7 Cavalry Family Day held at Fort Stewart

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Soldiers with the Third Squadron of the historic Seventh Cavalry are just back from Afghanistan. Soldiers with the Third Squadron of the historic Seventh Cavalry are just back from Afghanistan.
FORT STEWART (WTOC) -

Soldiers, "troopers" as they're called with the Third Squadron of the historic Seventh Cavalry, are just back from Afghanistan. They're still adjusting after a long deployment. On Tuesday, they enjoyed some R&R with their family members. 

Most of them got to dress casual, but their leaders were still decked out in the distinctive attire of the cavalry troopers with spurs and stetsons.

Horses are long associated with cavalry soldiers and are pretty much just symbolic today. These troopers mounts have motors and hi-tech mechanized weapons. Their mission just completed in the northern region of Afghanistan to help the afghan army take care of Afghan security.  

"It made us all feel very proud to have – No. 1 been selected to do that type of mission - and then No. 2 we could see a change. We could see a change in the level of security, the level of autonomy and how the Afghan forces were really controlling their environment," said Ltc. Lance Varney, commander of the 3-7 Cavalry, 3rd ID. "So it was good to kind of leave on a great note - positive note - and come back to Fort Stewart." 

Back at Fort Stewart, the reintegration process continues. Troopers are getting reconnected with families and with fellow soldiers who handled things on post while the rest of the squadron was downrange.

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