FORT STEWART (WTOC) - Family and friends welcomed home around 30 troops Wednesday.
Echo Company's 3rd Aviation Regiment has been deployed in Afghanistan since February. And today - nine months later - the group finally returned home.
After the deployment, it's the simple comforts that are missed the most.
"Smelling the fresh air and having civilians around," Jordan Martinez said.
"Go take a shower and eat some good food," Arturo Rodriguez said.
There are more troops scheduled to return home by Monday.