Hawaii-based troops return home after 9-month Afghan stint

Families of the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion wait to meet with their soldiers, who returned to Hawaii on March 11, 2014, after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

More than 60 Hawaii-based soldiers have returned to Schofield Barracks after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of the 525th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade took command of Task Force Hannibal in 2013 and assumed responsibility for supporting U.S. and coalition forces in Regional Command North, according to an Army statement. The soldiers performed tactical convoys, loaded supplies and equipment and closed four forward operating bases during their time overseas.

Upon their return home Sunday, families greeted soldiers with homemade signs and in some cases, newborn children. Commanders promptly released the troops to be with their families, according to the statement.


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