NY National Guard Troops Home from Afghanistan

About 80 members of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment were due back at their Syracuse home base Wednesday afternoon

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 7:54 AM EDT
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NY National Guard Troops Home from Afghanistan

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More than 90 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard are back home after a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

About 80 members of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment were due back at their Syracuse home base Wednesday afternoon.

At the same, 13 members of the 2-108th stationed in Utica were to arrive later in the day. And, 25 soldiers from the same battalion have returned to Glenville in Schenectady County.

The troops were in Afghanistan to perform a security mission. They were responsible for boosting the ability of Afghan National Security Forces to secure Highway One from Herat City to Nimroz Province.

They were among 1,800 New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who went to Afghanistan and Kuwait in January.

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