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3rd ID soldiers return from Afghanistan

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

The soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd ID returned home to Fort Stewart on Monday from Afghanistan.

Plenty of smiles and anticipation on base Monday afternoon as hundreds of military families and loved ones welcomed home their soldiers.

Victoria Simmons' husband has spent the past three years in the army and returned home from his first deployment.

"It's really overwhelming and happy, and the best part is leaving the house and walking out the door knowing the next time you come through the door he'll be with you."

After nine long months apart, Spc. James Simmons finally gets to see his baby girl walk for the very first time.

Although little Adeline had a little stage fright, Spc. Simmons said he's thrilled to be home, and there's nothing he missed more than his daughter in her first few months of life.

"I mean it went fast, it's just a different world, she's a lot bigger than I remember,"  Spc. Simmons said.

This homecoming featured 137 soldiers.

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