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Marne Air members return home

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

It's the biggest homecoming yet for the Third Infantry Division.

Marne Air members returned home to Hunter Army Airfield on Thursday night.

Some families have waited nine months to see their soldiers' faces. But it is bittersweet. Marne Air took some tough losses in March when six soldiers were lost in just five days. The men and women did work all over Afghanistan mainly in Khandahar but also in Zabul and Uruzgon. They did everything from moving men and machinery to medical evacuation of both Afghan and coalition forces to air attacks on insurgents.

But their main mission had been training Afghan police and military to take over security of the country after American forces pull out at the end of 2014.

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