FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008
Snowy Welcome Home On New Years Eve
NEWBURGH NY (12/31/2008)-- Seventy New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Brigade Combat Team arrived back in New York at Stewart International Airport in time to spend New Year's Eve with their families after 10 months in Afghanistan. The Soldiers arrived at the Hudson Valley airport after out processing at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They arrived back in the United States on Christmas Day. The Soldiers who landed at Stewart returned to home armories in Albany, New York City and Newburgh . More than 200 Soldiers returned to New York on New Years Eve, landing in Buffalo and Syracuse, as well as Newburgh, and returning to armories in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. While in Afghanistan the members of the 27th Brigade Combat Team were responsible for training and equipping the Afghan National Army and Police. Cutline: Photo by Tech Sgt. Michael O'Halloran, 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 27th Brigade Combat Team wave to their families as they return to New York at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh during a snowstorm on New Years Day. The Soldiers, from New York City, the Hudson Valley, and the Capital Region, spent 10 months in Afghanistan.
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